Book of the Month. For instance I alternate between rest stroke and free stroke, work on planting, vibrato and slurring them, left hand thumb placement. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces andees mastered: Columbia Music Company CO Diatonic Major and Minor Scales.
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It made sense for the scales to span more than just a single octave I think. I had them all memorized and would do them rest stroke and free stroke with 7 right hand fingerings: 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.
Arpeggios are an excellent tool for developing all sorts of different movements in the right hand. A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store. Hi Simon, Thank you very much for this interesting insight into the Segovia Scales.
Segovia uses a lot of shifting in his scales, which gives a workout to that aspect of your technique. The actual scales inside the booklet are no better, and no worse, than any other mxjor. To your knowledge is there a rationale for practicing scales in this sequence? The Segovia Scales : A Practical Guide 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 segobia be essential to that development.
Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. In my opinion they have helped me with my rest stroke and with right hand finger independence. Here are some further resources to help you with your scale practice: There are three reasons, however, why the Segovia Scales stand out seogvia the pack: I think the idea of using them as a checkup is invaluable, great point. Just this weekend I found my copy of his little book during a clean-out of my guitar book shelf. The reality is that many of us will play a few scales here or there.
I always wondered how Segovia could take credit for a set of musical scales. Thank you for posting a review! You are connected as. Hi David, Sound interesting! Words about these scales are all over the Internet, and that is what had sent me to them.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Speed is something you must develop and actually I think playing fast ciatonic not correct, or precise, can actually slow you down in your speed development. But I found that all I was doing was playing them over and over again and not seeing any real improvement, at majoe none I could detect.
What I might do next is take my newly found development of alternating fingers which I still want to develop for some time to come, so that it is even more mindlessly reliable, dependable and most of all working to keep my hand relaxed as you say to those scales and see what a more extended workout for alternation of fingers would mean. Download Your Scale Book Here.
So much so that they can easily become overwhelming. So, I started neglecting scalss and now am very rusty on them. Classical Guitar Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it.
There are pros and cons to all manner of scale forms. While there is nothing magical about these scales, they have help me improve my shifting which I still find challenging. 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. You could even argue that a scale played on one string with just one finger has some virtue to it!
James Brass December 12, at 5: 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! Also at first I tried playing all the scales on a daily basis, later in my playing I shifted to tackling one scale at a time with better success. Mistake I made was to practice these scales too focused on speed while ignoring tone, rhythm, and hand position.
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. John Snyder January 9, at 3: Thank you for your comment, Heike. Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question. Thank you very much for this interesting insight into the Segovia Scales. 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.
Diatonic Major and Minor Scales Obviously I would need a knowledge of scales to progress in music theory, but do you otherwise think arpeggio studies are an alternative? Lou Arnold December 11, at 6: Any insight as to the sequence of right hand fingering mwjor indicated by Segovia? Marilynn Stark December 10, at 9: Related Posts.
Diatonic Major and Minor Scales
It made sense for the scales to span more than just a single octave I think. I had them all memorized and would do them rest stroke and free stroke with 7 right hand fingerings: 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. Arpeggios are an excellent tool for developing all sorts of different movements in the right hand. A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store. Hi Simon, Thank you very much for this interesting insight into the Segovia Scales.
DIATONIC MAJOR MINOR SCALES ANDRES SEGOVIA PDF
Consistent tone while shifting 4. Playing in all positions on neck 5. Pattern recognition 6. Habit formation Connection to a lasting musical heritage In addition to being a technical tool that can help you progress towards your musical goals and aspirations, the Segovia Scales also allow you to connect to a guitar tradition. For decades, players have sharpened their axes on the stone of these patterns. They are used and taught by the top players and teachers in the world. Personal satisfaction In addition to the technical benefits, there is something gratifying about having made the journey and survived the tribulations of learning and memorizing all these scales.