learning villa-lobos etude 7 classical guitar

Approaching Etude No. 7 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 7 by Villa-Lobos. It has a series of videos that will walk you through how to learn and effectively practice this study, with extra lessons on fast scales and nailing the trills. It is the seventh 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 haven’t got it already, here is the best edition to buy currently for Villa-Lobos’ 12 Etudes.

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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.

Which Villa-Lobos Book Should I buy? (A Quick Overview)

 

The Best Recordings of Villa-Lobos’ Etudes.

Short Cut Tip

The short cut tip is to keep this study evergreen in your repertoire. Once learnt it is an amazing vehicle for brushing up technique or even gaining new ground.

Other Videos – Scale Speed Technique

Below are a series of video on how to segment those first few scales and practice them to level up your speed. Each one has a link to the lesson below it, with dots and details. The are meant to be successive, however if all you want is the speed breakdowns, head for lesson no. 4.

Villa-Lobos Etude 7 Micro Study 1a

Villa-Lobos Etude 7 Micro Study 1b

Villa-Lobos Etude 7 Micro Study 1c

Villa-Lobos Etude 7 Micro Study 1d Fast Scales

Learning Etude No. 7 & Scales Fingerings

how to play etude no. 7 by Villa-Lobos
The video below walks through learning the first section of etude no. 7. The approach taken to this study is in three sections, with a special focus on the unusual technique required for this study: upper hinge barre. And again all example are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

Learning Etude No. 7 & Scales Fingerings

how to learn villa-lobos etude no. 7

The video below walks through learning the second section of etude no. 7. Here the lesson examines, RH fine control, LH glissando, and how to bring out a melody note. Along with fingering tips and suggestions. And again all example are fully tabbed out in the free study guide, get it now in your inbox and follow along.

More Etude no. 7 videos added through out July.

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Etude No. 8 Next

Next in the series is Etude No. 8 by Villa-Lobos. This study focuses on low melodies, unusual scales and bringing out a folk tune.

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