Again, I am just a trained trombonist with an affinity for the CG. This piece has been at the core of my guitar playing from the beginning. I started with classic rock, downgraded to punk rock, upgraded to metal, and then heard choros no 1. Then I learned that, etude 1, 3, and prelude 4, before taking a very long hiatus and coming back to CG. I'm into more traditional stuff now like sor studies, Romanza, adelita and lagrima and all that on loop, but this etude 1 which I can't kick, keeps playing around in my mind. Before I go on with my question, it was also the piece that made me decide to grow my nails (finally), one day after some weeks of neglect, I noticed it just sounded way better and was much easier to play with a little nail...
My question is: what are we ACTUALLY studying in this piece? Arpeggios? That's what he says, but why? RH is basically the same throughout, so it's only 1 RH pattern. Can't you analyze the arpeggios in the piece in the 8 theory classes you take in college?
I've been wondering this for a while and have come to think the actual lesson here is understanding the right hand as it relates to varying string tensions. It is no question that m 1 is quite different in the right hand to m 12?
My overall question i suppose is what do you all actually work on when studying this piece? I'm sure it varies.