Lesson: Favourite Moveable Major and Minor Scales for Classical Guitar

This is from my new book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more.

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As with one octave scales, certain keys are used below as examples but practice the patterns in various keys by playing the same pattern/fingering at different starting frets. I’ve started each scale around the 4th and 5th position for left hand ease. I’ve chosen these patterns because they utilize a variety of shifts, fingering concepts, guide fingers, or squeeze shifts. A squeeze shift is a one fret micro shift often including a fingering just before that will allow sustain of the previous note.

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