Vol 7 No 2 (2021)

Velocity Approaches for Scales in Classical Guitar Education

Kaan Oztutgan
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts, Department of Music, Osmaniye, Turkey.
Published July 14, 2021
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  • Music, Music education, Guitar, Guitar education, Velocity, Velocity approaches.
How to Cite
Oztutgan, K. (2021). Velocity Approaches for Scales in Classical Guitar Education. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 7(2), 136-145. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.522.2021.72.136.145


The aim of this research is to contribute to students, trainers and performers by examining the materials prepared for the effective and fast performance of the scales. As a descriptive study, literature review and document analysis were used in the analysis of the data. The results of this study revealed that guitarists should determine a sitting position suitable for their physical characteristics in order to perform a fast passage at a desired tempo and a comfortable way. In adittion, they should provide their fingers the ability to make minimum movement, and file their nails smoothly at the appropriate length and angle. Another finding was that guitarists should conduct systematic studies on coordination and synchronization. Similarly, they should memorize parts of the piece and accelerate in a controlled way starting from a very slow tempo, accompanied by a metronome. Lastly, they should do velocity exercises for the right and left hands; vocalize the scales with various rhythmic variations, and conduct studies on i-m (m-i)/i-a (a-i), p-i (i-p)/p-m (m-p), a-m-i (m-i-a, i-a-m) ve p-m-i (m-i-p, i-p-m) finger combinations.


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