classical guitar lesson on Villa Lobos Etude 10

Approaching Etude No. 10 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 10 by Villa-Lobos. It has a series of videos that will walk you through how to learn and effectively practice this study. It is the tenth in the series for the #villalobos12in12 challenge.

Villa-Lobos 12 studies in 12 Months

I bet, like me, you want to play all 12 of Villa-Lobos’ awesome studies? And not just kind of perform them, but actually play and understand them! And more importantly improve your technique with them.

Have you found it a little tough to get some of them started, or even finished? CGRocks is here to help. We have created a unique series of study guides for learning these awesome etudes with a series of YouTube videos that will walk you through exactly what you should be focusing on from a musical and technical perspective. Below are the other 6 lessons already up and ready to dive into for the #villalobos12in12 challenge.

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Short Cut Tip

The short cut tip is to practice the sections in isolation and then put them together. Be aware that the middle slur section will need the stamina building up first before attempting to play it in one go. Towards that end, here is short micro study exercise that practices the main idea behind Villa-Lobos’ Etude No. 10 slur pattern.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 10 Intro Power Chords

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The video below walks through learning section 1 of etude no. 10 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the main chord shapes for the first section and getting those hemiola patterns clear. As well as how to get the first fixed position slurs practiced, there is a trick to getting them going. Along with fingering tips. And again all examples are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 10 Intro Power Chords

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The video below walks through learning the second section of etude no. 10 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the slur patterns, transition patterns and getting the cello melody to sing through. As well as how to get the first fixed position slurs practiced, there is a trick to getting them going. Along with fingering tips. And again all examples are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 10 Coda Chords

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The video below walks through learning the coda section of etude no. 10 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the chord shapes, power chord shapes and samba bass lines. Along with fingering tips. And again all examples are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 10 Coda Chords

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The video below walks through learning the last few bars of etude no. 10 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the chord shapes, RH mechanism and how to actually play the sextuplet ending.Along with fingering tips. And again all examples are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

 

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Etude No. 11 Next

Next in the series is the second study of the three big etudes, Etude No. 11 by Villa-Lobos. It is a study of epic proportions which will test your technique fully. All three of the final etudes are performance pieces worthy of playing on stage.

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