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Scales: Two Hand Exercises, Vol. 1, Daily Studies

ByStevan Pasero

Instrument:Guitar

Parts:Staff and Tab

Format:Instant Digital Print (PDF)

Pages:16

Level:Beginning to Advanced

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About This Lesson

A well-rounded scale regime is necessary for any serious guitarist: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Scales are indispensable for a number of reasons. With scales, guitarists can evaluate their tone, accuracy, control, finger angle, vibrato and overall progress. This evaluation is necessary as it allows guitarists to understand their strengths and weaknesses more readily. It provides a measuring stick for someone’s current skill level and what they may need to work on going forward. You see, playing fluid scales, arpeggios and chords is an amalgamation of tiny, precise and consistent finger movements. Learning to minimize unnecessary finger movement stabilizes the hand, increases finger accuracy, improves concentration, and enables serious guitarists to perform repertoire at a higher level. Think of scales as a series of individual, coordinated finger movements: an ensemble of contiguous “levers and pulleys” working together in tandem as one team. Yet the success of the team is predicated on the premise that each individual finger on the team must coexist and function independently of other fingers. Instilling maximum finger independence and flexibility is quite important, yet challenging, and musicians need to methodically reshape and control such unnatural bodily independencies over the course of time. These 25 daily studies were selected to create a complete daily scale program for you to practice for many years to come.

About Instant Digital Downloads, Guitar Sheet Music, and Lessons by Stevan Pasero

"Instant Digital Downloads" is guitar sheet music that you can print from your home computer after you checkout! Just add any sheet music to your shopping cart and then checkout with PayPal or your credit card (secured and protected by PayPal). All the songs featured on this website were produced by Stevan Pasero and include arrangements of Classical and Popular Standards, and also some of his original works. In addition, there are select lessons which include scale, arpeggio, slurs and various other daily exercises for all guitarists: beginning, intermediate and advanced. There will be more sheet music added each month, so please come back and visit! Mr. Pasero is known for his guitar arrangements, compositions, and in-depth teaching style. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz and world markets in over 250 countries and territories worldwide. Contact Stevan at SheetMusic@StevanPasero.com if you wish to have a guitar lesson on Skype!