Format: Softcover & Online Audio
Hailed by David Tanenbaum, Guitar Department Chair at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as “a fun and varied set that is pleasing to the ear while being a healthy workout”, the 7 Studies for Guitar by virtuoso guitarist Andrew Hull is a set of concert etudes in the tradition of the twelve etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Andrew is a Guitar Foundation of America International Competition finalist, former student of famed guitar composer Dusan Bogdanovic, and Fulbright Scholar to Uruguay. While in Uruguay, he studied the original manuscripts of the Villa-Lobos etudes with the late Abel Carlevaro.
The 7 Studies for Guitar were inspired by that experience: seeing Villa-Lobos’ original pages, sitting at the foot of the technical master Carlevaro, and realizing the great need for a new set of concert studies. The studies are the sum total of his experiences learning from these technical and compositional masters and feature challenging and fiery pieces that test the limits of modern technique with arpeggios, tremolos, scales, and specialized left-hand techniques. Includes access to online audio. ©2020, 24 pages
Study No. 1 Prelude
Study No. 2 Flight
Study No. 3 Dragonfly
Study No. 4 Lament for J.P.
Study No. 5 π
Study No. 6 Lefty
Study No. 7 The Hammer