To be fair, though, it's not always obvious in looking at a piece labeled a "study" what exactly it is that you're supposed to be studying. I quite like Sor's pedagogical pieces, but many of them seem to fall more in the category of nice little pieces of music rather than technical studies. You really need a competent teacher or a good book (like Tanenbaum's guides to Carcassi, Sor, and Brouwer) to get the purpose and use of many studies. That's not the case with, say, most violin studies: if you even casually sightread through Kreutzer #9, it's obvious that it's a string-crossing exercise.
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