Goal: Brouwer – Learn Etude 1

Classical Guitar

Polish entire piece

26 minutes


I can now do the tempo Ricardo Cabo performs on his album covering these Brouwer etudes “sencillos”. Not convinced it should be quite as fast. It feels more passionate a tad slower. Note that the tempo is way above what Brouwer noted. Pushing the tempo makes this study a worthy performance tune albeit a short one. I think that the syncopation and the Cuban-ness comes out better at the faster tempo. Brouwer of course was composing a simple study for his students and thus the much slower tempo.

I do have to work on the dynamics more. That will come out when I try to record the tune and listen back.


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