The 20 Brouwer Simple Studies (Etudes Simples, Fr.; Estudios Sencillos, Sp.), are good examples of guitar studies. From the first to the last. since many yeares I’m coming again and again back to Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer. Recently I heard a recording by Ricardo Cobo – he. I’d recommend progressing to this after completing Brouwer’s Simple Studies. It consists of 10 homages to famous composers and are played in their typical.

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I know they are mostly pedagogical compositions, meant to practice on a tecnique, but I never really played a piece like this – I’m still learning, for now I’m still using tabs and chords notations. Thank you for posting a review! 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 fretted, the others are open strings: Very often, the pieces in these collections would be very easy for a virtuoso or a professional player.

And this is just one point.

Practising studies estudios, in Spanish provides an excellent way to improve your playing technique. If thumb sound is still weak at this point, he may spend a lot of time just working on thumb sound, teaching estudips to shape the nail, to attack the string and so on. Every pp, p, f, ff and so on shall sound clear to the listener. 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.


Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it. You may find one of the “easy” ones very difficult for you or one of my “difficult” ones easy.

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

This may sound counter-intuitive, but bear with me Also, isolated practise of bars across the change of time-signature helped me greatly, as here it is difficult to damp the semiquaver open E bass note at the end of bar 22, so that it doesn’t ring under the open A in bar Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. See what people are saying about Loading A new student normally beigns with Carcassi Op60 or maybe some Sor studies, to review basic technique and sound production.

TheMusicalEvents My homepage is: Dodicin 94 1 6. While I’d like to play the piece in itself, since I like it, I’d like more to take this as an educational experience to learn more or get better. 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.

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Guitar Strings Guitar Estydios Back. These are the sixth and seventh chords in the diagram above. In particular, it is useful to “maximise” practice time, by paying particular attention to those chord changes which one finds most difficult, and repeating these correctly in order to learn them fluently.

How are they clasified in terms of difficulties I’m simplez that thay are of different degrees of difficulty. Last edited by rojarosguitar on Mon Nov 29, Perhaps they might have been interested in inspiring a higher degree of commitment from a student who may realize that “these pieces must be easy for somebody, so I’d better get busy! They don’t sound simple at all in this speed. How simple are they?


This is because pieces of this kind usually isolate a particular aspect of technique, allowing you to focus upon it. The Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer: Hopefully this is a little less OTT now 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 that you actually have to listen to “salsa” and cuban music, to really understand what the Study is Really About.

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I can play all 10 of the first set after starting CG a year and a half or so ago. The first 5 studies were good at this level, but Study 6 seemed to be a bit of a stretch. That’s only my very personal experience, and your own mileage may vary, of course. Email Required, but never shown.