Heitor Villa-Lobos Etude Nº1 – Bursts

To conclude our video series covering right-hand technique development in Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Etude N°1, I’ll explore how to use the concept of bursts (another rhythmic manipulation) to develop speed and further strengthen right-hand rhythmic precision, right-hand preparation, control, and clarity.

New Publication: Three Fernando Sor Arpeggio Etudes

I’ve just finished editing three of my favorite Fernando Sor arpeggio etudes. It is available through paddle.com. For more SSJ publications check out the publications page.

Fernando Sor, Three Arpeggio Etudes

Here are the first lines of each etude for reference:

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That should keep fingers busy this weekend!