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Approaching Etude No. 2 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 2 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 second lesson in the #villalobos12in12 challenge. Get the Study Guide All the video lesson below correspond to theRead More…

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Classical Guitar Technique: The half Barre Chord

This post is going to show you how to effectively play a half barre chord: the classical guitar technique for playing chord shapes higher up the fretboard, but across a smaller set of strings. And hopefully reduce that annoying buzzing sound when you use the half barre chord. To half Barre or Not 1/2 Barre?Read More…

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Classical Guitar Technique: The Barre Chord

This post is going to show you how to effectively play a barre chord: the  classical guitar technique for playing chord shapes higher up the fretboard. And hopefully reduce that annoying buzzing sound when you use barre chords. To Barre or Not Barre? A barre chord is the guitar’s answer to shifting key center harmony.Read More…

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Approaching Etude No. 1 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 1 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 first lesson in the #villalobos12in12 challenge. Get the Study Guide All the video lesson below correspond to theRead More…

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

This quick overview will help you decide which Villa-Lobos edition to buy, tell you what is available, and point out where you can get free copies. Check it out below. The Villa-Lobos Edition Confusion. When I first started playing guitar, we were told to buy the only edition available at the time (see below picRead More…