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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Your question will appear on the site once someone answers it. You May Estudlos Like. 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.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Hopefully this is a little less OTT now Then he goes to Brouwer studies.

This may sound counter-intuitive, but bear with me 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. For instance, a guitar study may maintain a relatively constant right-hand picking pattern, allowing the player to focus upon this technique. We value your input. Tanenbaum’s recording is part of an excellent two CD set that also includes the Caracssi Op 60 studies and the 20 Sor studies selected selected by Segovia.

Leo Brouwer | Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencillos) Volume 1

How are they clasified in terms of difficulties I’m aware that thay are of different degrees of difficulty. For example, they also deal with: Esturios made me learn how to count very, very carefully!

Classical Guitar Skip to content. If thumb sound is still weak simplss this point, he may spend a lot of time just working on thumb sound, teaching ways to shape the nail, to attack the string and so on. From the first to the last, they each focus upon an important aspect of classical guitar technique, while also always being satisfyingly musical compositions. Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it.


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My memory of high school French is that ‘w’ doesn’t show up a lot. It was also easy to me to make the bass “sing” and play the accompaniment softer. 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.

I began playing them about one year ago, and I’m planning to start on 6 to 10 real soon now. Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question. And this is just one point. Post as a guest Name. A new student normally beigns with Carcassi Op60 or maybe some Sor studies, to review basic technique and sound production.

If it is something that you have never done before, it won’t start out easy! Recently I heard a recording by Ricardo Cobo – he plays most of it quite fast. 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! Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

But the harder ones for me are V and IX because of the rhythm. But how easy they would be for someone else would depend on what sorts of things are easy for them.

He asked me to do some sort of rhythm swing to detach it from bass, in a way accompaniment becomes interesting and you don’t need just to play it in a quiet way. Is there any particular order of practices I should follow, or maybe analyze, or something like that? Description “The Leo Brouwer Etudes have become a standard part of the classical guitarist’s repertoire. 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 to fluently change between bars measures.


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. You are connected as. I think you may have overused the word ‘excellent’ in the first few paragraphs. Guitar Strings Guitar Strings Back.

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

I think Cobo plays a lot of them too fast. 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: 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: And, of course, this is just the starting point; once one is able to play the whole piece easily, one can start to use the study to work upon other aspects of technique.

Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Very often, the pieces in these collections would estuvios very easy for a virtuoso or a professional player.

Sign up using Email and Password. Dodicin 94 1 6. You are connected as Connect with: Board index All times are UTC. How do you pronounce Brouwer? Thank you for posting a question! And these pieces don’t always focus upon the “traditional” areas of technique of earlier guitar studies, such as right-hand patterns estuios left-hand scales and chords. Also, isolated practise of bars bdouwer 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 It may take from 6 months to a year, or maybe more, according to player level.