Estudio 1 in Em by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Etude No 1 in Em – (Etudes des Arpeges) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Heitor Villa Lobos Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”. Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition.

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Modern. 34 Measures. 3 Pages. Time Signature 4/4. Key of E minor. Exercise pipi-pmia-maim-pipi.16 notes pattern. Intense!

Technically demanding for both left and right hands. How to go fast? Work in groups. ie break into 4s. (pipi-pmia-maim-pipi). If you are like me, “a” is the weakest. Loop pmia-maim. Try accenting “a” finger. pmiA-mAim. I prefer to play this etude PiPi-PmiA-mAim-PiPi. Accent on P and A.

Suspend bass. Dotted Half Note (Minim) or 3/4 of bar
Repeat each measure twice except [23-24] and the last 3 measures.

Bar[5]-[6] Watch left fingering for Em(1st inversion) to E(1st inversion)
Bar[12]-[22] Half steps down for each measure
Bar[29]-[30] Repeat these 2 bars twice. Chords change every half measure
Bar[23]-[24] 9 consecutive pull offs. Hard. I added alternative below
Bar[31]-[32] To play harmonics quickly between fret12 and fret 5.
Spread your hand and lightly barre bottom 3 strings with pinky and index

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