Diatonic Scales For the Right Hand (1/2)

by Gerardo Siere

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  • Hello everyone, as you can see I made a series of lessons about Mauro Giuliani´s Arpegio Formulas, now I would like to show you the way Abel Carlevaro School approach the fingerings for the right hand.

    Abel Carlevaro wrote a book of fingered diatonic major and minor scales, for obvious copyright issues I won't use that scales, but instead I will use his theory to make the fingerings for some major scales on position "I".

    Also this is a great opportunity for you to get familiar with Tarrega´s notation which is the today's standard notation for right hand fingerings. Plus, this lesson will help you to learn the actual notes of that scales in the fingerboard, and how they are notated in the score (there is a wonderful lesson by Andrew Cockburn on that topic, make sure you check it out).

    What I want you to try is to associate a note in the standard notation score with a certain finger from the left hand that is pressing a certain note in a specific string, for example I´ve already know that in position "I" there us a C# in the second string that is fretted with finger 2 in the second finger and that there is another C# placed on the 5th string and is fretted with the 4th finger on the fret number 4. With his lesson you can learn not only the name of the notes but all the complete fingerings for sight reading depending on the key.

    In the next vid I will talk about this theory (don´t worry, I wrote down the important stuff
    in that video, you wont miss a thing) and in next vids I will apply it to the scales.
    I would like you to play those scales exactly as notated and playing the repetitions, so you
    can go op and down as many times you want.

    Have a nice time with those scales, and I hope you find them useful for your right hand

    Tarregas notation

    Left Hand Fingers

    1 = index
    2 = medium
    3 = ring
    4 = pinky

    Right Hand

    i = index (spanish word "indice")
    m = medium (spanish word "medio")
    a = ring (spanish word "anular")
    P = THUMB (spanish word "Pulgar")

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