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Approaching Etude No. 9 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 9 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 ninth 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.

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The Best Recordings of Villa-Lobos’ Etudes.

Short Cut Tip

The short cut tip is to separate the chords into just shapes, starting at fret XII and practicing them out of context in a linear fashion. There is a lot of repetition in this study, so don’t play through all of it. Only practice what you need to.

Learning Villa-Lobos Etude No. 9 & dello smorzato

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The video below walks through learning the first half of section 1 in etude no. 9 by Villa-Lobos.The focus here is the main chord shapes for the first section and the open string patterns for the second section. As well as how to get the dampening sound required for this study. 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. 9 Chord Shapes

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The video below walks through learning the chord shapes in etude no. 9 by Villa-Lobos.The focus here is the main chord shapes, the use of guide and anchor fingers, and being able to shift cleanly. As well as how to get the counter point in the chords clean and clear. 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. 9 & the Slurs

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The video below walks through learning the slurs in etude no. 9 by Villa-Lobos.The focus here is the how to practice the slurs, the use of rolled chords, and how to play those diminished slurs from hell.  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. 9 Ending

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The video below walks through learning the chord shapes in etude no. 9 by Villa-Lobos.The focus here is the main chord shapes, the use of guide and anchor fingers, and being able to shift cleanly. As well as how to get the counter point in the chords clean and clear. 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.

The end?

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Etude No. 10 Next

Next in the series is the beginning to the three big etudes, starting with Etude No. 10 by Villa-Lobos. This study focuses on chords and LH slurs. It really is a study that kicks off the final big three etudes, all of which are performance pieces worthy of playing on stage.

 

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