Practicing Difficult Passages: a video lesson by Gohar Vardanyan

A video lesson focused on one of the most complex passages of the Etude #1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos


A nice lesson of Gohar Vardanyan, about the study and practice of difficult passages.

The video is focused on the execution of one of the most complex passages of the Etude #1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos:


After all, the main advice is always the same: use the metronome!


Who is Gohar Vardanyan?

From her website:


Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan.

At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television.

She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented young musicians.

She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.

In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

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