When I began learning the guitar - sometime last century - my teacher introduced me to Segovia's scales for Guitar (Diatonic Major and Minor Scales by Andres Segovia, © Columbia Music Company). Basically we started at the first scale, C Major and worked our way through the book to the 24th, D minor.
Along the way, he taught me that there were various patterns to the LH fingering. So for instance, if you knew the fingering to C Major, this could be applied to D Major, D♭ Major & E♭ Major. To help my practise, I generated a Scale Practise Sheet (attached). This is a single page that includes all 24 scales in order, the relative LH fingering patterns and the sharps and flats in each scale. NB I've also attached a colour version, to help highlight the different patterns.
It dawned on me last year that learning the scales could be made easier by focusing on the patterns themselves. 19 of the scales in the Segovia book can be played with just four patterns! So I've written a guide to learning the scales by using these patterns (also attached).
Let me know what you think.
Some closing remarks:
* Thank you to Thea A Smith, President of Columbia Music Company for allowing me to republish some of the Segovia Scales here at Delcamp.
* Thank you also to the Mods who checked the copyright issues and allowed publication here.
* Please do not republish these guides on other sites or places without contacting me first (this is related to the first two points).
* If you spot any mistakes, please let me know so that I can correct them.
* Finally, this thread is not meant for discussing the value of Segovia's Scales. This has been done in other threads, so please just search for them.
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