guitarrista wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Refuting does not mean what you seem to think it means, but OK. I am not interested in pursuing this further. I would have liked to hear what is so much better about the Segovia scales specific fingerings and the particular patterns used.
Interesting that you would be so dead set against Segovia scales that you would turn it into an argument.
I for one cannot tell you what is "so much better" about them because I do not know what I am comparing them to, but they were generally hailed as a major advance in classical guitar literature when they first came on the scene, many a student and professional player have found them extremely helpful and still recommend them heartily, and even I can tell you some good things about them. First, there are relatively few patterns which makes it relatively easy to learn the patterns and thus learn all of the major and melodic minor scales within a short period of time. Perhaps other author's scales accomplish the same thing...I wouldn't know. But any time I can accelerate learning anything it is a good thing if for no other reason that it boosts my confidence and keeps me engaged. More specifically, this in turn will quicken my knowledge of the entire fingerboard and that is a huge advantage. It also provides us with excellent studies in speed, shifting and discipline to name just a few things we can use scales for.
With respect, I think a more valuable general approach would be to recommend the books, systems, etc. that you have found most valuable in your journey, I would guess that you have some valuable advice to offer on scales and other areas.
I know you mean well or you would not have posted, and there is no doubt in my mind that we can all learn from each other. A recommendation gets people interested. A slam, as you have just witnessed, is more likely to just start an argument. Food for thought.
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