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Classical Guitar Lessons: Segovia Scales - E Major & F Major

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Continuing with more Segovia scales, this
is E major and then F major.
What I'm trying to do with this short
block of Segovia scale
lessons is really just give you an
overview of the,
the basic seven or eight patterns that
are, are within there.
So, I'm not gonna play every scale in
there, because a lot of them repeat
the same pattern, for example C major
and D flat
and D major.
They're all the, exactly the same pattern.
However as I, as I did and still do have
done for many years and
still practiced, you should practice them,
you know, all the different keys.
But for now, this is just the E major
And as I said in the other videos, you
want to practice them both.
Free stroke and rest stroke.
I, I really feel that primarily IM is the
best ways,
the thing that you need to develop.
But it's also very healthy to develop IA.
You know IA alternation.
And MA alternation just to give.
And even PIPMPA alternation is, is also
very, equally healthy to do.
You should plan to spend the bulk of your
time on whatever your alternation
tandem is going to be.
Mine is IM, and so I spend that time.
Also consider reversing, like starting
with M, so
that if IM is what you normally alternate
with, then, you know.
That was started with I, and
this one would start with M.
And so on and so forth.
For the purposes of this just
demonstration, I'm gonna do IM.
First free stroke and then rest stroke.
And now a rest stroke.
And as mentioned in other lessons try to
reduce the try, try to
play even on notes that have a shift in
between them to play them very legato.
rather than
rather than picking up the hand and
then continuing you want a nice continuous
legato sound.
Now the next is, F major.
And rest stroke.
And also, as mentioned in other videos,
you want to practice these with a
I always practiced them from the time I
was a kid with
setting the metronome on a certain beat,
on a certain pulse.
[NOISE] And then say playing,
making sure that I was playing
[SOUND] eighth notes.
In this instance this pulse is fairly
slow, so I would play eighth notes,
eighth note triplets, and then sixteenths.
So in the case of F major that would sound
like this.
Starting out.
Out and then eighth note triplets,
and sixteenths.
Thank you very much, and we'll have a
couple other videos ahead on
the remaining on a couple other scale
patterns from the Segovia scales.
Thank you.