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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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 minnor to play precisely and correctly at slower tempos first will be essential to that development.

Just this weekend I found my copy of his little book during a clean-out of my guitar book shelf. Your recommended technical exercises are replacing my scale playing and are helping me greatly improve technique. Greg White December 12, at 2: If you are interested in reading the historical context of these scales I highly recommend the article: Today I understand what importance a technique routine has when it is not just about trying to reach new skill Himalayas but how to stay healthy for a long lasting career….

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. Hi dear Simon Thank you for this great article. Or the diatonci is playing correct or correct and fast simultaneously?

The booklet is short enough that you can learn it like a piece of music. I will take a look at the Segovia Scales because learning and enlightenment comes from many sources. Words about these scales are all over the Internet, and that is what had sent me to them.


Hi Simon, Thank you very much for this sczles insight into the Segovia Scales.

Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering alternations indicated by Segovia? Don Seaborg December mmajor, at 4: Hi simon, thanks for your post about the segovia scales. Oscar Corea December 11, at Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question. Thank you for posting a review!

Jim Simpson December 10, at 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 scalez the concert stage. However, I do still think that scales are an essential asset for left-hand development as well as left- and right-hand syncronization.

Some traverse the length of the fingerboard, some make use of extensions, some use efficient fingering, some challenge you with shifts. Heike Matthiesen December 10, at I know all about scales….

I have known of and used the Segovia scales for about 10 years now. You have to be logged in to the Forum to access the attachments.

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales

In my opinion they have helped me with my rest stroke and with right hand finger independence. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Pentatonic scales are diztonic and they offer great opportunity for practicing right hand string crossing since they are usually played 2 notes per string. It was a great way to establish the left hand position of efficiency.

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At one point I even had them memorized, al the way around the circle of 5ths. A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store. Took many years to catch up: 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.


These kinds of books can make you feel good to purchase them. Great to hear from you.


Diatonic Major and Minor Scales Model: After all, what good is a book full of black dots if they are so numerous that they stun the reader into inaction. So, by no means was this the first set of scales to be published for the classical guitar. 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!

Why eiatonic not standard for guitarists as well? All of which was wonderful in navigating the fingerboard and shifting and left and right hand development, but no help in knowing what notes I was playing.

Sheri Stanley December 14, at 2: Hi David, Sound interesting! Simon, I think your article about his scales has arrived at a perfect time for me; to remind me how lazy I have been. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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. Farid Yousefi December 12, at 7: