Lesson: Etude No.1 by Villa-Lobos

A full video lesson tutorial for Etude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) for classical guitar. I go through 4 main ideas, the right hand fingering, left hand fingering, how to navigate from chord to chord, and differences between editions. Along with Sor, Giuliani, Carcassi, and Brouwer, the Villa-Lobos etudes are the part of the core etude repertoire. Youtube Lesson Link.

Sheet Music: I still recommend this old edition by Eschig of the complete solo works including the preludes, suite, and etudes: Villa-Lobos complete works. Not much fingering in it but there is some and these days there are so many performances and lessons online to learn from.

Videos by Others

Sanel Redžić  plays Etude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos via his YouTube.

Tariq Harb plays Etude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos via his fantastic YouTube Channel.

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