learning etude no. 8 villa-lobos

Approaching Etude No. 8 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 8 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 eighth 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.

Zigante Edition on Amazon

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 involves smart practice. There is a lot of repetition in this study, so don’t play through all of it. Practice the sections that are not repeated.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 8 & Playing Bass

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The video below walks through learning the first section of etude no. 8 by Villa-Lobos. The approach taken to this study is in three sections. This is the first section and its bass melody and glissando diads. 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. 8 & Playing Bass

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The video below walks through learning the second section of etude no. 8 by Villa-Lobos. This is the folk melody section, where the texture is very much about bringing out the melody voice. 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.

Sextuplet Arpeggios, Scales & a Min Maj7 Chord

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The video below walks through learning the second section of etude no. 8 by Villa-Lobos. This is the turn around idea, which begins with a series of sextuplet chords, and  scales, all based off modes derived from the G# harmonic minor scale. 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 video will be added during this month.

The end?

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Etude No. 9 Next

Next in the series is Etude No. 9 by Villa-Lobos. This study focuses on staccato chords and LH ornaments. It really is a beautiful study that is worthy of performance.

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