David Leisner breaks down the first of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ famous Twelve Etudes. The lesson begins with Leisner’s thoughts on the importance of working from the 1928 manuscript.
This is followed with a detailed look at the mechanics of first the left and then the right hand. In addition, Leisner discusses his approach to slurs, harmonics, and bar chords.
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About David Leisner
David Leisner is an extraordinarily versatile musician with a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher.
“Among the finest guitarists of all time”, according to American Record Guide, David Leisner’s career began auspiciously with top prizes in both the 1975 Toronto and 1981 Geneva International Guitar Competitions.
His recent seasons have taken him around the US, including his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony, a major tour of Australia and New Zealand, and debuts and reappearances in China, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, the U.K., Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
He is currently the co-chair of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music.