This study comparatively analyzed the original version of Fernando Sor’s studies, which have a significant place in the repertoire and education of classical guitar, and the edition of the guitarist Andres Segovia’s 20 selection studies, with the perspective of Sor’s method. Segovia’s 20 selection studies have been outstanding references in music education for many years. However, examining Sor’s original studies, significant differences can be observed. These differences are based on Sor’s classical perspective and Segovia’s romantic, therefore, subjective perspective. In this study, the musical and technical perspective Sor explained in his method, ‘Methode pour la Guitare,’ was compared to Segovia’s Romantic Era style, and significant differences were determined. Among the selective studies of Segovia, studies numbered 5, 10, and 17 were comparatively analyzed, and significant differences were found. In addition, the professional guitarists’ records of 101 studies out of Segovia’s 20 selection studies were examined. Among these, the selected records of 40 important guitarists were statistically analyzed. In this analysis, the most played ones of Sor’s studies were determined, for the ones included in Segovia’s selection, as well as the ones not included.
Keywords: Fernando Sor, Andres Segovia, study, method, classical guitar