8 Sor Studies for Classical Guitar Beginners

This post highlights my latest book, and one especially for classical guitar beginners called: 8 simple Sor Studies.

It details learning the classical guitar through 8 simple studies.

Free Amazon Kindle version

To celebrate my new book being published, for the next two months I will be giving away kindle copies free, off and on every other week running up to Christmas. As well as discounting it heavily. So if you miss one week, grab a bargain on the next!

8 Simple Sor Studies for Classical Guitar Beginners


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This book is the culmination of my experience teaching guitar to a wide range of students in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s junior conservatoire.

The book utilizes 8 Fernando Sor studies to teach the usual music basics such as:

  • notes
  • reading
  • rhythms

Along with the guitar techniques such as:

  • free and rest strokes
  • planting
  • dampening
  • RH hand positions.
  • LH modern finger solutions

It goes further and introduces advanced topics, that will super charge your guitar practice, see below.


Each study has a write up with it (see the below gallery for Study 1) which covers the music, the key and any devices Sor is using in it. Any echnical details within the study, and then advanced concepts to try out with the study. Along with a handy tip box for gaining even more value from the material.

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Advanced Classical Guitar

The book then dives deeper into professional level techniques such as:

  • reading music (from the score & away from the guitar)
  • how to craft your tone
  • how to phrase melodies
  • fretboard geography
  • Roman numerals & music theory
  • analysing music
  • how to memorize pieces

All of these topics are introduced step by step in a practical manner: you actually play the music and practice these techniques straight away. No waiting! So if you are struggling with one of these concepts, this book will help you.

There is a whole raft of information within this book, below is a very small selection taken from 8 Simple Sor Studeis.

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Book Version

I am currently giving away a digital e-reader copy with the hard copy.

Head over through the link below, buy a print on demand version (which is – shipping-any-where-in-the-world-made-easier) and grab the digital copy free as well.


Free Lessons

In the coming months CGROCKS website site will be hosting a series of free lessons taken from this book. If you want to stay ahead of the crowd, why not sign up and get these before anyone else, and get some #6stringinspiration today.

Join the community and keep ahead of the curve.

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