A collection of Diatonic Major and Minor Scales with fingerings and practice recommendations by Andres Segovia. “The student who wishes to acquire a firm . I have been using the Andres Segovia Diatonic Major & Minor Scales for my Classic Guitar Students, starting from elementary training to higher education level. Diatonic Major and Minor Scales Andres Segovia ( ). 1/8. = Standard tuning. 1. 3. 5. 2. 3. 5. 2. 4. 5. 7. 5. 6. 8. 5. 7. 3. 7x. 8. 7 . 5.

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Once you break down the 24 scales into the eight patterns mentioned above you can use each pattern to play different scales with the same pattern at a higher or lower position.

This will help in learning the key signatures for the major and minor scales. Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. Unlike, for example, with the piano, and orchestral instruments generally, extended scales and arpeggios form a negligible part of the guitar repertoire. I have noticed from practicing the scales there is a greater ease at learning new pieces.

I haven’t actually spent much time with the Segovia scales -a a clear picture of the entire guitar neck in each key, which helps immeasurably with sight-reading and with the memorization of pieces of music; Once you’ve learned the scale patterns you concentrate on the sound and get that assimilated. Andres Segovia’s Diatonic Major and Minor Scales is quite simply one of the best study aids available for all guitarists.


At this point I know next to nothing about theory, but have found some very useful information on wikipedia, that I think will give me most of the information I need. A myth has been built around “segovia” scales which is completely disproportionale to their benefit.

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For instance I alternate between rest stroke and free stroke, work on planting, vibrato diatonoc slurring them, left hand thumb placement. Rate this product’s difficulty level: Slur Exercises and Chromatic Octaves.

Etudes simples Series 1 Zigante Spanish Guitar Your Account. When not working on speed I apply what I call primary and secondary skills to my scales, and arpeggios for that matter. Presently on order at the local music store. Diatonic Major and Minor Scales. To create a music list, please sign in. Was this review helpful? 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 diaotnic, whatever I’m working on, these exercises give me an opportunity to improve.

Fm 4 flats iv. I understand learning them can be diaonic pain in the rear. However am also interesting in learning the music theory along with it. The five primary patterns are: Like I said before, take your time learning these.

C form no sharps, flats 2. Book of the Month. I do the entire Segovia Scales, a chromatic scale, a series of one position scales, scale bursts and alternation bursts. Can’t say if the above are the best resources for learning, but at least they are free!


C m form sgovia sharps These primary patterns are found in most of the remaining scales. This name will appear next to your review.

Notice that there are several RH finger combinations to work through. Verified Buyer What is a Verified Buyer. Scales are critical for synchronization of the hands sehovia the Segovia, or other extended scales, are a fantastic tool.

Diatonic Major and Minor Scales by Segovia – Classical Guitar

For example, the major C pattern beginning at the third fret of the 5the string and ending on the 8th fret of the first string can also be used to play the Db CD, Eb D scales. Also found a site that teaches scale theory specifically for guitar diatlnic http: This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties.

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