bleuquixote wrote:The information you created in those pdf files looks really great. Im a beginner player and desperatly looking to improve my skills. I bought a copy of the Segovia scales book but i really don't know where to start. Can you recommend and web-sites or other sources of information on how to get started on these scales? It just seems like you already need to understand a good bit about theory etc just to be able to use the Segovia book.
Thank you so much!
The first place I'd look is here in Delcamp. There's been a lot of threads over the years on scales in general, not just Segovia's. Our members are a great resource, use them, ask questions, get involved. Other good resources are:
Bradford Werners publications.. His '20 Favourite Exercises for Classical Guitar' has a lot of elementary exercises to get you going. Plus he has videos of each of the exercises.
Simon Powis has some useful publications too but they're not free like some of Brads.
There's also Trevor Maurice's site, Learn Classical Guitar. I just get a little annoyed about the advertising on most of the pages. And yes, I know it's an income stream for Trevor, it can be a little tedious at times.
There are many more sites that you'll can find by searching the web or referenced by members here.
Seek out local guitar societies and join them.
If you can afford it find a teacher to help make sure that you have the basics sorted out. A good teacher can enable you to progress faster and also be a great guide to your musical journey.
If you want to start with the Segovia's scales the first one to learn is C Major as this has no sharps,flats or accidentals for you to worry about. They key is to play them slowly and aim for a legato (connected) sound. In Brad's '20 Favourite Exercises for Classical Guitar' he has a good exercise that uses C Major, Brad calls it "Scales: Destination Points", this is great for beginners.
That should be enough for you to think about.
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