Bm Etude by Fernando Sor with Tab

B Minor Etude by Fernando Sor

Here is a teaching video I put together of the B minor etude (Segovia #5) by Fernando Sor. Sor was a wonderful composer and this piece presents certain challenges for the beginner and intermediate level guitarist. Here are the details:

B minor chord and the right hand pattern (0:00)

mm. 1-8 (0:58)

mm. 9-16 (4:01)

mm. 17-24 (6:01)

mm. 25-32 (8:03)

mm. 33-40 (11:05)

mm. 41-end (11:59)

Tips on Barre Chords (14:42)

House of the Rising Sun

Possibly my most favorite song, ever, of all-time. I love the version by The Animals. Who doesn’t?? Recently I have been listening to Bob Dylan’s version of the song which, I must say, is amazing. I have made a couple arrangements for solo guitar. It can be found in my Easy Arrangements, Vol. 1. You can listen to that arrangement here:

I have also made longer version that is a touch more difficult. It begins by playing the theme slowly…

The theme then moves to the bass…

Then to the upper voice…

Then I speed it up. First in triplets…

Tremolo….

and for the finale I switch it to strumming…

Here is me performing the full arrangement in concert a few weeks ago…

The full arrangement…

The arrangement is available here.

-Rob