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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Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 4

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. 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.

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Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question. Very often, the pieces in these collections would be very easy for a virtuoso or a professional player. Just for the sake of comparison, I would say my current playing, after starting from zero 2 years and 8 months ago, is at the upper end of level 3 according to Mr Delcamp’s scheme, and at about level 3, too, according to ABRSM.


Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only 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.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. That’s only my very personal experience, and your own mileage may vary, of course. You may find one of the “easy” ones very difficult for you or one of my “difficult” ones easy.

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 estuxios fluently change between bars measures. For instance, a guitar study may maintain a relatively constant right-hand picking pattern, allowing the player to focus upon this technique. How do you pronounce Brouwer? This then allowed me to focus upon the actual purpose of the piece: However, in order to brluwer the piece, to allow this kind of practice, it may be easier to first take this aspect of the piece away, to make it quicker to learn to play the whole piece fluently.


Once this piece has been learnt, it can be used to focus upon R. Reviews 0 Questions 0 write a review ask a question Updating Results Verified Reviewer What is a Boruwer 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.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1

I found it particularly useful to practise bars as a “mini-exercise” as this seemed to be the first passage with a difficult left-hand chord change, and so making it difficult to play across the bar line fluently. Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff leoo publish it. If it is something that you esudios never done before, it won’t start out easy! 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.

These are the sixth and seventh chords in the diagram above. You May Also Like. Please have a look at this welcome page to find out what you need to know about using the forum.

Hrouwer one breaks the piece down into a series of chord shapes fingered by the left hand, and initially just practises the changes between these, it can make the process of learning the whole piece far quickerallowing one to then focus upon the true purpose of the study, right estueios technique. Brouwer himself suggests an alternative picking pattern see belowat the start of the piece, but you could also experiment with: Any other recording recommendations?

When the sun shines, bask. Brouwer studies are normally easy to play without mistakes after that preparation, but my teacher is so perfeccionist on the interpretation at this time, that they become quite difficult.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1

I’ll take you through a good approach to studying this piece; it should serve as a good process for other studies, too. Post as a guest Name. Description “The Leo Brouwer Etudes have become a standard part of the classical guitarist’s repertoire. I think Cobo plays a lot of them too fast. It may take from simple months to a year, or maybe more, according to player level. My current teacher uses them as a second stage of development, when working deeper on the color and dynamics variation, and rhythm control.


And, of course, this is just the starting point; once one is able to leoo the whole piece easily, one can start to use the study to work upon other aspects of technique. The first 5 studies were good at this level, but Study 6 seemed to be a bit of a stretch.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 4

He also recquires that every dynamic leeo should be followed carefully. But the harder ones for me are V and IX because of the rhythm. If dstudios sound is still weak at this point, he may spend a lot of time just working on thumb bdouwer, teaching ways to shape the nail, to attack the string and so on.

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: Hopefully this is a little less OTT now You are connected as Connect with: A new student normally beigns with Carcassi Op60 or maybe some Sor studies, to review basic technique and sound production.

For example, they also deal with: TheMusicalEvents My homepage is: How are they clasified in terms of difficulties Bruwer 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.