Program Notes: Sonata was composed during the fall of 2007. My original intent was to compose an extended work for the guitar. I incorporated a couple special effects into this piece. The first is the use of artificial harmonics which, requires the right hand to pluck an octave higher then what the left hand is playing. The second is the tampora, a drum effect created by striking the strings close to the bridge. This can be found throughout the second movement. The tambora is an effect commonly used by flamenco guitarist.