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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Simon December 11, at I use the template to work on rhythm, dynamics, phrasing,tempo…. Lynda Wilson December 14, at This is perhaps a question for later discussion. Here are some further resources to help you with your scale practice: Hi Farid, Speed is something you must develop and actually I think playing fast but not correct, or precise, can actually mionr you down in your speed development.

So, by no means was this the first set of scales to be published for the classical guitar. I bought the Segovia Scales around while still in college. Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia?

I like to work some with what the various Jazz educators have put out. They can be graded for beginners through advanced, and they can also include harmonic cadences to delve into the key of each scale.

The Segovia Scales : A Practical Guide

See what people are saying about. David Aitken December 10, at I play them at about MM80 and try to pay close attention to my left finger landing position on the fret board as well as my tone production quality.


Thanks to the independence and elasticity which the ditaonic develop through the study of scales, the student will soon acquire a quality which is very difficult to gain later: Speed is something you must develop and actually I think playing fast but not correct, or precise, can actually slow you down in your speed development.

My goal has been to achieve assurance of perfect alternation in this piece, and it steadily improves as I practice, taking less and less work or mindful assertion. These kinds of books can make you feel good to purchase them.

In fact I have felt for a while that practicing scales did not do viatonic 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. I am also making the progress journal part of my plan too.

The reality is that many of us will play a few scales here or there. Also at first I tried playing all the scales on a daily basis, later in my playing I shifted to tackling one scale at a time with better success. Heike Matthiesen December 10, at 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. Dave Belcher January 11, at If he practices them two hours a day, he will correct faulty hand positions, gradually increase the strength of the fingers, and prepare the joints for later speed studies.


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Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. Modern scale books are even more systematized that the Segovia Scales and include dcales, octave scales, scales in thirds, sixths, tenths.

Don Seaborg December 13, at 4: I have never been able to stay motivated to run scales in my practice routine. I still play them one or two at a time to help reinforce my finger memorization of the scale and to keep me honest with my finger alternation especially with the IMAMI pattern. Lou Arnold December 11, at 6: Was that a difficult thing to do?

Anne Flanigan December 10, at Irv Williamson December 11, at 3: Diatonic Major and Minor Scales. Was this review helpful?

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I say physical, because sonority and its infinite shadings are not the result of stubborn will daitonic but spring from the innate excellence of the spirit. I think the idea of using them as a checkup is invaluable, great point.

I once got the advice from Pepe Romero to work them regularly! Why is not standard for guitarists as well? I dutifully practiced them all every day for about a year.

Some fingerings need to be adapted as shapes move around, but more or less it provides a quick framework to work with patterns rather than reading in higher position. However, they are organized, systematic, and also focused i.