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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Scales are meat and potatoes or bread and butter for musicians. See what people are saying about. There are pros and cons to all manner of scale forms. Hi dear Simon Thank you for this great article.

Greg White December 12, at 2: Download Your Scale Book Here. Eduardo Mior 11, at 9: A Verified Reviewer is a shopper who has confirmed an email address, or connected a social network with Yotpo, providing an added level of transparency and trust. A musical scale does not belong to anybody. I use the template to work on rhythm, dynamics, phrasing,tempo….

Thanks for clearing that part up.

Love the care and attention I always get feom buying from here. And should we increase the speed? I mean does it essential to playing fast?

So, by no means was this the first set of scales to be published for the classical guitar. Don Seaborg Minog 13, at 4: Modern scale books are even more systematized that the Segovia Scales and include arpeggios, octave scales, scales in thirds, sixths, tenths.

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Oscar Corea December 11, at Share your review so everyone else can enjoy it too. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Eventually you need to push your tempo up so that 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.


I say physical, because sonority and its infinite shadings are not the result of stubborn will power but spring from the innate excellence of the spirit. Or the goal is playing correct or correct and fast simultaneously?

And like John, I memorized without knowing what the notes were.

Jim Simpson December 10, at I face a lot of obstacles to learning classical guitar, but maojr things simple lately has been a good thing — concentrating on the 10 Progressive Pieces for Classical Guitar.

Hello Simon, Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia? I learned most of the scales a few years ago but only practice C major, G major, and sometimes A minor.

However, I do still think that scales are an essential asset for left-hand development as well as left- and right-hand syncronization. To your knowledge is there a rationale for practicing scales in this sequence?

James Brass December 12, at 5: Scales and arpeggios can provide a very deep resource for any musician.

The Segovia Scales : A Practical Guide

Here are some further resources to help you with your scale practice: They are not just scales but the Segovia scales! Thank you for your diatonif, Heike.

Mqjor booklet is short enough that you can learn it like a piece of music. Lynda Wilson December 14, at A major later breakthrough as mentioned by Simon was starting to recognise the patterns CAGED and applying them to the logic of the scales. Sheri Stanley December 14, at 2: So, I started neglecting them and now am very rusty on them.


I like to work some with what the various Jazz educators have put out. Simon, I think your article about his scales has arrived at a perfect time for me; to remind me how lazy I have been.

Anne Flanigan December 10, at Simon December 10, at John December 11, at If you are interested in reading the historical context of these scales I highly recommend the article: Hi David, Sound interesting! Dave Belcher December 13, at 1: 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. Dave Belcher January 11, at Thank you for posting a question!

John Snyder January 9, at 3: I will take a look at the Segovia Scales because learning and enlightenment comes from many sources. Just this weekend I found my copy of his little book during a clean-out of my guitar book shelf. Why is not standard for guitarists as well? Think I will make it part of my resolutions to add the 15m idea to each and every practice session I do from now and see what kind of benefits I get from it. This in itself is powerful and makes it stand out from the more exhaustive compilations available today.

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