Lesson: Open Position Scales Through the Circle of Fifths

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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Practice these as individual scales and as a continuous exercise that cycles through the circle of 5ths. Use a metronome and become confident switching keys without stopping. The fingering used in this exercise is the same as the fret number in first position (except in A major as indicated). Say the note names out loud as you play.


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  1. Hi, when practicing the scales normally is only the i m fingers being used ? In the book there are no fingerings for this