Learning etude 11 by Villa-Lobos for classical guitar

Approaching Etude No. 11 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 11 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 eleventh 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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If you’re wondering why! Check out this detailed post on all the current editions available, and why I have chosen this particle one; or which recording to buy.

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The Best Recordings of Villa-Lobos’ Etudes.

Short Cut Tip

The short cut tip is to practice the sections in isolation and then put them together. But also practice the third section sextuplet arpeggio technique first. Towards that end, here is short micro study exercise that practices the main idea behind Villa-Lobos’ Etude No. 11 arpeggio pattern below.

Villa-Lobos Etude 11 Micro Study 1 – 8ve Arpeggio

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 11 Intro & End Melody

Classical guitar lesson Villa-Lobos etude no. 11

The video below walks through learning section 1 of etude no. 11 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the beautiful cello melody, with chords. As well as how to get the fine RH control practiced, there is a trick to getting the notes to stand out. 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. 11 2nd Section & Sextuplet Rake

learn Etude 11 classical guitar Villa-Lobos

The video below walks through learning section 2 of etude no. 11 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the tenor diad melody. As well as how to nail that sextuplet arpeggio rake on C maj 7. 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. 11 2nd Section Samba Development

villa lobos classical guitar etude 11 lesson

The video below walks through learning section 2 of etude no. 11 by Villa-Lobos. The focus here is the tenor diad tumbao bass line. As well as how Villa-Lobos develops the samba qualities of it. 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.

More videos are being added through out November

The end?

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Etude No. 12 Next

Next in the series is the last study of the three big etudes, Etude No. 12 by Villa-Lobos. It is a study of epic proportions which will push your technique beyond where it is currently. All three of the final etudes are performance pieces worthy of playing on stage.

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