Cuban composer Leo Brouwer’s Etude No. 1 from Estudios Sencillos. This is a great study for the thumb as well as rhythm and dynamics. I play the study and then give a lesson on musical and guitar related ideas. I would place this at the early-intermediate level but beginners and advanced players can still get a lot from working on it. I’m planning to do lesson on every etude but it might take a few years! You can see more lesson videos at the lesson archive page or browse free sheet music. For more free weekly lessons join the Email Newsletter for updates and please consider donating to the site or sharing this post to support.