Strings By Mail Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1 – The Leo Brouwer Etudes have become a standard part of the classical guitarist’s . Strings By Mail Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 4 – The Leo Brouwer Etudes have become a standard part of the classical guitarist’s . Estudio 6 ~~~~~~~~~ By: Leo Brouwer () Transcribed from: “Portrait” by Kavi Transcribed and tabbed by: John Kean Standard tuning. 6/4 time, changing to.

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Although these ideas and this approach deal specifically with this single Brouwer study, I think this approach can work well for most studies although the specific way to “reduce” a piece will be different for different studies.

I wonder if the composer or grouwer in naming pieces this way might have had other motives Tanenbaum’s recording is part of brower excellent two CD set that also includes the Caracssi Op 60 studies and the 20 Sor studies selected selected by Segovia. Recently I heard a recording by Ricardo Cobo – he plays most of it quite fast. Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1

Reviews 0 Questions 0 write a review ask a question Updating Results Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer A Verified Reviewer is a shopper who has confirmed an email address, or connected a social network with Yotpo, providing an added level of transparency and trust. The notion of “Easy” or “Simple” studies is one that goes back to the classical period, when composers fo the guitar and other instruments would publish pieces with this kind of descriptor in the title.

Now for the real question: Then he goes to Brouwer studies. For instance, a guitar study may maintain a relatively constant right-hand picking pattern, allowing the player to focus upon this technique.

Similarly, once one starts to play the piece with the right-hand arpeggiation, it is a good idea to make “mini-exercises” from any changes that are difficult, in order to fluently change between bars measures.

If thumb sound is still weak at this point, he may spend a lot of time just working on thumb sound, teaching ways to shape the nail, to attack the string and so on.


The first 5 studies were good at this level, but Study 6 seemed to be a bit of a stretch. Just for the sake of comparison, I would say my current playing, after starting from zero 2 years and 8 months estkdios, is at the upper end of level 3 according to Mr Delcamp’s scheme, and at about level 3, too, according to ABRSM.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 4

He also recquires that every dynamic indication should be followed carefully. Once this piece has been learnt, it can be bruower to focus upon R. See what people are saying about Loading Your thoughts about it?

Any other recording recommendations? When the sun shines, bask. This is then real study and not just playing Brouwer studies are normally easy to sencilos without mistakes after that preparation, but my teacher is so perfeccionist on the interpretation at this time, that they become quite difficult. Thank you, you explained thoroughly, I really appreciate the effort you put into the answer!

I can play all 10 of the first brokwer after starting CG a year and a half or so ago. As the right-hand picking pattern is essentially the same throughout the piece, it may be quickest to learn this piece, by first focussing upon what does change: Thank you for posting a review! My memory of high school French is that ‘w’ doesn’t show up a lot.

Yeah the Studies Seem Really Simple, But They Have some mussical traps on them, that make them quite a challenge, for example Study Five the first time you read it, you won’t see any difficulty, it has simple mussical patterns, but if you analize the progressions you may see brouwr you actually have to listen to “salsa” and cuban music, to really understand what the Study is Really Estudlos.

This is what the piece reduces to, if you take out the arpeggiation and just consider the chord changes in fact, only the filled notes need to be senciillos, the others are open strings:.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1

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You can’t take the meaning of this in an absolute way – it depends on your perspective. These are the sixth and seventh chords in the diagram above. Dodicin 94 1 6. I know they are mostly pedagogical compositions, meant to practice on a tecnique, but I never really played a piece like this brrouwer I’m still learning, for now I’m still using tabs and chords notations.

The Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer: How simple are they? – Classical Guitar

Sign up using Email and Password. From the first to the last, they each focus upon an important aspect of classical guitar technique, while also always being satisfyingly musical compositions.

VII made me learn how to count very, very carefully! Thank you for posting a question! Again, this “maximises” practice time and effort, by applying most effort to passages of the music which are difficult, rather than always playing from beginning-to-end.

But the harder ones for me are V and IX because of the rhythm. I think Cobo plays a lot of them too fast. Hopefully this is a little less OTT now Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Other recording recommendations can be: This is because pieces of this kind usually isolate a particular aspect of technique, allowing you to focus upon it.

Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it. There are two stages to learning and using a study such as this Brouwer: And, of course, this is just the starting point; once one is able to play the whole piece easily, one can start to use the study to work upon other aspects of technique.

In order to do this, a study will usually simplify some aspect of the composition, so that it becomes easier to learn the piece and repetitively practice the highlighted technique.