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Micro Study 1 – A major Arpeggio

Micro study 1 – A major arpeggio – kicks off a new series – #6stringinspiration – of short and sweet studies that target very specific musical bars or techniques. These are for those who have very little time and want huge gains from tight focused practice ideas.

Micro Study 1 – Villa-Lobos Arpeggio 1

This is bar 1 of Villa-Lobos’ arpeggio Etude No. 2. It is all about getting those LH hand fingers moving fast-through different speed bursts. Below is the music for this short video. This idea can be transplanted to any section of music where speed is an object.

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KEY Strategy

Slow, then fast; fast, then slow.

With a metronome which then speeds up incrementally. Hit the wall where it breaks apart, drop down (pulse) and start again. Every day for 5 minutes no more, see where you are at the end of a week.

Other Info

Note: LH fingering of the A major chord is the flamenco guitarists’ way-half barre with a 2 finger. This fingering is there to facilitate that fast shift, using the 2nd finger up and down string 2.

Secret

No sliding or even noises in that shift. Jump it or…

Use the 2nd string as a monorail up to fret 10 – lift the finger and glide it on top of the string. Develop a light touch with this idea.

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Click the link below to the lesson on Villa-Lobos’ Etude No. 2 for more insight into/about arpeggios.

Approaching Etude No. 2 Lesson

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