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Approaching Etude No. 2 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 2 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 first lesson in the #villalobos12in12 challenge.

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Short Cut Tip

So, there is no short cut tip for this etude. There is however an excellent bit of advice. Plant your RH thumb on the 6th string after you have used it. It creates stability for the hand and fingers while you are playing all those string crossing arpegios.

RH & LH Co-ordination

Classical Guitar Villa-Lobos Etude 2 Lesson

The video below walks through learning to learn etude no. 2. The approach taken to this study needs to different as you have to co-ordinate both hands. This requires a slightly more detailed approach to learning the notes in each bar. Check the video out for full details. And again all example are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

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First 10 bars

Villa-Lobos Etude 2 Lesson arpeggios

Below is the video for the first 10 bars. It covers fingering and how to approach  to both LH and RH fingers. Along with the main tips to getting this challenging etude off the ground.

Big Middle Scale

Villa-Lobos Etude 2 Lesson shifts

Below is the video for the big technical challenge for this study: the Bach style scale pattern up 1 string. Here you are focusing on shifting and finger order. Make sure that your LH is under control, no flailing, and relaxed.

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Etude No. 3 Next

Now the bonus of joining up is that you will get the next study guide delivered free too. Next in the series is Etude No. 3 by Villa-Lobos. This study focuses on LH legato, or slurs, or as us guitarists known them hammers & pull-offs. It is a great warm up piece and will really challenge your LH’s ability.

 

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