Learn to play Etude #1, by Heitor Villa-Lobos for classical guitar. This etude makes an effective life-long tool you can use to hone your right hand pattern-playing. It also helps to synchronize your hands and secure your position shifts on the guitar neck. Villa-Lobos, the great Brazilian composer, wrote 12 etudes (studies), which he dedicated to Andres Segovia. These etudes have become the bane and whetstone of classical guitarists since they were first published. These etudes offer challenge, opportunity for focus, and progress over time. This course is on the first etude. It's characterized by a repeating right hand pattern, with chords in the left hand. This is punctuated by a short scale run in the middle, and a sparkling finish using harmonics and grand chords at the end.
Includes: 17 Videos
Includes PDF Materials
Course Level: INTERMEDIATE
This course is at the INTERMEDIATE level. This means that notes may be anywhere on the fretboard. Rhythms may be more complex and the general tempo (speed) may be faster. The piece may use bar (barre) chords or special techniques. And the piece may be longer than earlier-level pieces. TABs are included for an alternative to music notation. For more advanced players, pieces in this level can be used as a study to improve learning, memorization and phrasing techniques, as well as general right- and left-hand technique.