This post deals with how to learn the awesome classical guitar piece: Prelude 4 by Villa-Lobos. It has one video 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 a study guide, see below.
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Learn Prelude 4 by Villa-Lobos
This guitar lesson below will help you learn, and play, the beautiful prelude 4 by Villa-Lobos. With its cello melodic opening and second section animato arpeggios. This is a challenging favorite for all classical guitarists, and (dare I say it) one you should try. Lets dive into this piece a little deeper below.
Learn the 2nd section first
The above video in on prelude 4, and it deals with that challenging RH patterns in the second section first. The main tip here is: there are only 4 main chord shapes, which are shifted around. Then learn the RH pattern as a simple exercise in open strings, before moving them together up and down the fretboard. 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 is the last in the series, Prelude No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, just click the link below. This modern piece utilizes a lot of ideas from the 12 etudes so if you haven’t already it is worthwhile going over No. 10. See the links below.