This post deals with how to learn the awesome classical guitar piece: Prelude 1 by Villa-Lobos. It has a series of videos that will walk you through how to practice and effectively perform this piece. Giving fingering tips, any hacks, and many more insights into learning this piece. Along with free study guide, see below.
Learn Prelude 1 by Villa-Lobos
This series of guitar lessons below will help you learn, and play, the beautiful prelude 1 by Villa-Lobos. With its cello melody opening and second section arpeggios in the warm key of E major. This is a perennial favorite for all classical guitarists, and (dare I say it) a rite of passage. Lets dive into this piece a little deeper below.
Learning the Cello Melody
Above is the first video in the series on prelude 1, and it deals with that awesome cello melody opening. The main tip here is to make sure that the voices are balanced, so melody volume is up, bass is dialed in the middle, and the accompaniment is low – just bubbling along in the background. There are a couple of LH hacks here to keeping the tone even, along with RH fingering suggestions.
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What is next!?
Next in the series is Prelude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos. This epic piece utilizes a lot of ideas from the 12 etudes so if you haven’t already it is worthwhile going over No. 3, No. 8 & No. 7. See the links below.