Etude 6, by Villa-Lobos, is an in depth study guide that will help you get this challenging piece under your fingers. Within its pages you will find:
- Conquer the two right hand patterns.
- Barre chord technique, and LH control.
- How to play the challenging fingering for the cadences.
- Introduction to Villa-Lobos’ musical language, and devices.
Each lesson in this guide has been designed around the concept of micro studies – short essential etudes which assist and accelerate your learning process. Each micro study has been organized around the piece’s structure; so you will walk through the music with the micro studies. They will focus on whatever is technically relevant to that section, be it a barre chord, guide fingers or shifts. They have been carefully chosen to aid you in getting the piece up and into the performance realm as soon as possible.
And finally all the examples are in TAB, with LH fingering suggestions, so you will not get lost in the score. Here is Rhayn’s take on this piece, and why this guide will help you.
Etude 6 will work your LH & RH coordination, improve your barre technique and obviously the RH chord mechanism. This realistically should be the first of the twelve, as it has a pedantic RH nature to it, such as no. 1 & 2, and technically is not as complex as either of those. More importantly, its fun to play.