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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Dave Belcher January 11, at I always wondered how Segovia could take credit for a set of musical scales. A musical scale does not belong to anybody. I play all of them everyday when these are not too many at the time to prepare… It is like a checkup and it is focussing on all basic things like relaxation, scanning body tension etc.

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Thank you for the article and the scale book! They are not just scales but the Segovia scales! Learning the technology of music recording and then video making is always taking daitonic time recently, yet the results of this will allow some posting at CGC.

Be interested in your thoughts. Greg White December 12, at 2: Hello Simon, Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia?

Hi David, Sound interesting! There are pros and cons to all manner of scale forms. I mminor also making the progress journal part of my plan too.


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The REAL question is: Jim Simpson December 10, at At one point I even had them memorized, al the way around the circle of 5ths. It made sense for the scales to span more than just a single octave I think.

I mean does it essential to playing fast? Mistake I made was to practice these scales too focused on speed while ignoring tone, rhythm, majro hand position. I do Segovia every day……a major and its minor…. Anne Flanigan December 10, at David Aitken December 10, at In fact I have felt for a while that practicing scales did not do much for me as mzjor 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.

Oscar Corea December 11, at The reality is that many of us will play a few scales scalrs or there. John December 11, at 5: Michael Young December 12, at Irv Williamson December 11, at 3: Thanks for clearing that part up.

Appreciate the historical perspective, practical advice — and challenge! They are such a valuable tool in the development of strong technique. You May Also Like. Think I will make it part of my resolutions to add the 15m idea to each segpvia every practice session I do from now and see what kind of benefits I get from it. Hi John, Great to hear from you. And like John, I memorized without knowing what the notes were. John Ciatonic 11, at Hi dear Simon Thank you for this great article.


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. In this article I want to answer the very practical questions I often receive from guitar students, which sound regularly like this: Diatonic Major and Minor Scales.

Low prices Worldwide shipping Knowledgeable staff Satisfaction guarantee Fully secure https. Simon December 10, at 9: Thanks to the independence and elasticity which the fingers develop through the study of scales, the student will soon acquire a quality which is very difficult to gain later: I learned most of the scales a few years ago but only practice C major, G major, and sometimes A minor. John Snyder January 9, at 3: Hi Simon, Thank you for the article and the scale book!

You could even argue that a scale played on one string with just one finger has some virtue to it! Was this review helpful?

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