Study in A minor - Basic Membership


Study in A-minor is an unassuming piece written by the Spanish classical virtuoso Dionisio Aguado. He was a contemporary of Fernando Sor and even lived with him for a time in Paris.


Within this study I believe there are 3 primary techniques to focus on:

  • Full-planting of P, i, m (Thumb, index, middle)
  • Apoyando with the thumb (rest-stroke)
  • Experimenting with tonal variations: sul tasto, naturale, ponticello

I suggest trying just one technique at a time and then integrating all of them at the same time!

Let your fingers fly!