Andres Segovia, the 20th Century’s most famous Classical Guitar ambassador spoke about scales: “The practice of scales enables one to solve a greater number of technical problems in a shorter time than … any other exercise.”
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Segovia had his students practice scales in all keys to develop both right and left hand technique and to gain fluency of the fretboard. You can gain the same advantages by learning and practicing these scales. The easiest way to learn is to watch the videos below. By watching, you’ll learn how to play the scales and shorten your learning time. But before watching, download the scales for FREE below. They are posted below each video.
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Segovia Scales – The Missing Link – How to Master the Right Hand Finger Patterns
Learn how to master the right-hand 3-finger pattern used in the published Scales used by Segovia to teach Guitar. This video uses the 1st of Segovia’s Scales in the key of C Major.
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Find some more basic 1st position guitar scales on this page. Spend time with those scales first if you feel that the Segovia scales are too advanced.
The 2nd Segovia Scale – Part 2 Video
Watch the video below to learn Segovia’s A-minor 3-octave scale. Segovia uses melodic minor for the minor keys. In classical music you play the melodic minor ascending. Then you play natural minor while descending.
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