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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Low prices Worldwide shipping Knowledgeable staff Satisfaction guarantee Fully secure https. 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.

These are the sixth and seventh chords in the diagram above. And this is just one point. Any other recording recommendations? My Youtube Channel is: Then he goes to Brouwer studies. Recently I heard a recording by Ricardo Cobo – he plays most of it quite fast. I think Cobo plays a lot of them too fast. The Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer: But my asked me to make the accompaniment interesting while still keeping a singing bass.

That’s only my very personal experience, and your own mileage may vary, of course. I began playing them about one year ago, and I’m planning to start on 6 to 10 real soon now. Other recording recommendations can be: It may take from 6 months to a year, or maybe more, according to player level.

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.

My current teacher uses them as a second stage of development, when working deeper on the color and dynamics variation, and rhythm control. 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!


Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. How to approach the study of a piece for guitar Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. You are connected as Connect with: Share your review so everyone else can enjoy it too.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our broueer terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Once this piece has been learnt, it can be used to focus upon R. How are they clasified in terms of difficulties I’m aware that thay are of different degrees of difficulty.

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Yeah the Studies Seem Really Simple, But They Have some mussical traps on them, that make them quite simoles 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 siples “salsa” and cuban music, to really understand what the Study is Really About.

brouwre How simple are they? But the harder ones for me are V and IX because of the rhythm. I think you may have overused the word ‘excellent’ in the first few paragraphs. You may find one of the “easy” ones very difficult for you or one of my “difficult” ones easy. Thank you, you explained thoroughly, I really appreciate the effort you put into the answer!

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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.

Practising studies estudios, in Spanish provides an excellent way to improve your playing technique. Merely playing through such pieces will certainly improve technique, but extracting passages for further study, or devising small exercises based upon short passages, tailored to ones own technical needs and interests, will prove more fruitful.


Tanenbaum’s recording is part of an excellent two CD set that also includes the Caracssi Op 60 studies and the 20 Rstudios studies selected selected by Segovia. Sign up using Facebook. 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: 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.

Description “The Leo Brouwer Etudes have become a standard part of the classical guitarist’s repertoire. If it is something that you have never done before, it won’t start out easy! 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. And these are just a few aspects of technique that are dealt with; these pieces also allow the player to work upon more musical aspects of their playing, such as rhythmic accuracy.

You May Also Like. Thank you for posting a review! 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: Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question.

You can’t take the meaning of this in an absolute way – it depends on your perspective. My memory of high school French is that ‘w’ doesn’t show up a lot.

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Every pp, p, f, ff and so on shall sound clear to the listener. Eztudios 94 1 6. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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