Segovia Scales – Andres Segovia () Tabbed by: Treccina Email: [email protected] DIATONIC MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES “The student. By moving this pattern you aren’t changing any of the intervals between the notes so the “quality” (eg major / minor) of the scale isn’t changed. Strings By Mail Diatonic Major and Minor Scales – A collection of Diatonic Major and Scales with fingerings and practice recommendations by Andres Segovia.

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But I found that all I was doing was playing them over and over again and not seeing any real improvement, at diaotnic none I could detect. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.

The Segovia Scales : A Practical Guide

In fact I have felt for a while that practicing scales did not do much for me as most guitar music does not seem to incorporate scales per se — in fact your article fairly recently Scale Practice on Classical Guitar pretty much matched how I felt.

Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. I had them all memorized and would do them rest stroke and free stroke with 7 right hand fingerings: And like John, I memorized without knowing what the notes were. You could even argue that a scale played on one string with just one finger has some virtue to it! Hi Simon, Thank you for the article and the scale book!

At one point I even had them memorized, al the way around the circle of 5ths. I have done some work on the segovia scales some time ago and also use your scales pdf based on the CAGED system as you mentioned.

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales

Any insight seogvia to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia? Thank you for posting a review! Think I will make it part of my resolutions minot add the 15m idea to each and every practice session I do from now and see what kind of benefits I get from it.


Segovia uses a lot of shifting in his scales, which gives a workout to that aspect of your technique.

But I will make an educated guess that a just small percentage of guitarists that purchase the Segovia Scales actually practice the scales in the second half of the book!

Hi David, Sound interesting! Just got out my old piano scales book to make sure and there is no mention of a natural minor scale, anywhere.

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales

Simon December 10, at 9: There are three reasons, however, why the Segovia Scales stand out from the majpr Some traverse the length of the fingerboard, some make use of extensions, some use efficient fingering, some challenge you with shifts.

There are several method books for classical guitar predating the Segovia Scales that include scales and scale sets. A major later breakthrough as mentioned by Simon was starting to recognise the patterns CAGED and applying them to the logic of the scales.

Distonic Simon, Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia?

Oscar Corea December 11, at However, I did not maintain practicing them for long enough to say that I am deeply engrossed in them; what I learned from practicing them is datonic hidden. In this article I want to answer the very practical questions I often receive from guitar students, which sound regularly like this: John Snyder January 9, at 3: Sheri Stanley December 14, at 2: They are not just scales but the Segovia scales! Why is not standard for guitarists as well?

Lou Arnold December 11, at 6: Modern scale books are even more systematized that the Segovia Scales and include arpeggios, octave scales, scales in thirds, sixths, tenths.

Eventually you need to push your tempo up so scalse you can continue to advance your speed development which can be essential to playing certain repertoire, yesbut being able to play precisely and correctly at slower tempos first will be essential to that development.


Was that a difficult thing to do? They ascend and descend like countless other scales have done segovla the centuries. You are connected as.

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This in itself is powerful and makes it stand out from the more exhaustive compilations available today. So much so that they can easily become overwhelming. To your knowledge is there a rationale for practicing scales in this sequence? Learning the technology of music recording and then video making is always taking up time recently, yet the results of this will allow some posting at CGC.

Farid Yousefi December 12, at 7: Was this review helpful?

Verified Buyer What is a Verified Buyer. Download Your Scale Book Here. We value your input. John Mancia December 10, at 9: Love the care and attention I always get feom buying from here.

These scales have more than four sharps in the key signature, and then proceed to the dark side of the circle of fifths… the flat side. I face a lot of obstacles to learning classical guitar, but keeping things simple lately has been a good thing — concentrating on the 10 Progressive Pieces for Classical Guitar. I practise the scales in the keys that come up most often in classical guitar music, and neglect the others!

David December 10, at Simon December 11, at Hi simon, thanks for your post about the segovia scales. Marilynn Stark December 10, at 9: Greg White December 12, at 2:

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