RamonCandido wrote:This is my final comment on Segovia Scales.. it has extensions of the scale, label the pattern as 5-1 fifth fret 1st finger etc. The truth is using the pattern and the CAGED system will only confuse my practice. Instead I rely on my 1st 2nd and 4th finger on where I want to start the scale. In actual playing of the music, the mode, melody, chords, inversions, flatten notes, tempo and others things in there is in my mind. The pattern and CAGED system all disappear but noticed as you play along.
The purpose of this this approach is simple, it is to point out that many of the scales have the same fingerings (patterns), they just start in different positions on the fretboard. And by recognizing this, you can learn the scales more quickly. For instance, if you know C Major, you also know D Major, Db Major, Eb Major. It is not an attempt to give players a new set of scales to learn, there are a lot of those already, rather it's just a different way of tackling Segovia's Diatonic Major and Minor scales, probably the most widely used group of scales the CGs use.
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