Prelude No. 3, 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:
- How to play the chord shapes.
- Co-ordination of arpeggios to scale ideas.
- How to play the melody, and keep it on.
- Nail those Bach inspired pedal point ideas in section B.
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 Prelude 3 by Villa-Lobos into the performance realm as soon as possible.
Follow along with Prelude 3 (Villa-Lobos) below, which steps you through every thing the guide has.
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.
Prelude No. 3 is a great introduction to Villa-Lobos’ use of the RH through repetitive patterns, and shifting chord shapes. It is a challenging piece, but also a great show tune. Play this and most people
will enjoy the pyrotechnics. This is, by any measure, a rock song made in Rio!
Note: you will need the full score, as this is a study guide with exercises.