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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I practise the scales in the keys that come up most often in classical guitar music, and neglect the others! I have recently started working through your courses. With time and momentum to ingrain the scales into the modern classical guitar canon they developed a legendary status.

Hi John, Great to hear from you. We may take his scale set for granted today, but when he compiled and fingered his collection of scales, the young Segovia was demonstrating his visionary approach to the instrument along with an innovative courage that elevated our instrument to the concert stage. 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.

Simon December 10, at 9: Still, I felt that my general technique improved at the time and if I missed a day or two of scale practice, I felt less secure in my playing that day. 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. I have known of and used the Segovia scales for about 10 years now.


In my opinion they have helped me with my rest stroke and with right hand finger independence. I like to work some with what the various Jazz educators have put out.

At segovka point I even had them memorized, al the way around the circle of 5ths. These are fundamentals that offer a continuous and overlapping series of teaching points, from the kinesthetic feedback of fretting notes up the neck, to right hand technique, tone production and even basic time keeping, whatever I’m working on, these exercises give me an opportunity to improve.

Jim Simpson December 10, at I first used them to develop speed with some success. Low ssgovia Worldwide shipping Knowledgeable staff Satisfaction guarantee Fully secure https. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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While there is nothing magical about these scales, they have help me improve my shifting which I still find wcales. There are three reasons, however, why the Segovia Scales stand out from the pack: I had them all memorized and would do them rest stroke and free stroke with 7 right hand fingerings: I use the template to work on rhythm, dynamics, phrasing,tempo….

Oscar Corea December 11, at Modern scale books are even more systematized that ddiatonic Segovia Scales and include arpeggios, octave scales, scales in thirds, sixths, tenths.


Anne Flanigan December 10, at John December 11, at So, I started neglecting them and now am very rusty on them. There are several method books for classical guitar predating the Segovia Scales that include scales and scale sets. David Aitken December 10, at 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.

Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. He indicates practicing scales in the following sequence: Or the goal is playing correct or correct and fast simultaneously? This is a concise and to the point article!

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John December 11, at 5: This is perhaps a question for later discussion. You are connected as.

Now my question is we must practice techniques while playing scales not practicing scales while using techniquesright? The booklet is short enough that you can learn degovia like a piece of music.

A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store. Segovia uses a lot of shifting in his scales, which gives a workout to that aspect of your idatonic. They ascend and descend like countless other scales have done over the centuries. Just this weekend I found my copy of his little book during a clean-out of my guitar book shelf.