Non-musical scales IX.

Fingering scales by Sápi II.

 

This section contains Sápi fingering scales that range to two strings.

 

Let's do the math:

The 1-2-3-4 fingering combination, as described in the previous section, gives you as many as 24 variations to these four notes.

Also, the number of variations for an exercise that ranges to two strings is 16, which derived from 24 = 16; variation with repetition. (The same formula is mentioned in Scale patterns I. section)

 

Let's see the variations to four notes.

  1. 0000

  2. 0001

  3. 0010

  4. 0011

  5. 0100

  6. 0101

  7. 0110

  8. 0112

  9. 1000

  10. 1001

  11. 1010

  12. 1011

  13. 1100

  14. 1101

  15. 1110

  16. 1111

There are two ways to illustrate the two-string structures. The first one...

 

 

...And the second with digits

 

1000

 

Given these conditions, you will have 24 x 16 = 384 fingering scales, out of which the two scale groups that only have a range of one string are excluded (0000 and 1111, which is 2 x 24 = 48). This will give a result of 384 - 48 = 336 scales, which will all be modeled below.

 

Zoli Sápi also found a very significant correlation in the picking algorithms. Although constant alternate picking is what you always stick to, one can differentiate between alternate picking algorithms in relation to the given fingering combination, namely either starting the alternating picking sequence with

  • a downstroke

  • or an upstroke.

The different alternate pickings are indicated with different colors.

 

We have altogether 14 two-string scale groups (16 -2 = 14); the standard 24 fingering combinations could apply to all of them.

 

 

Zoli Sápi grouped the scales by the number of notes on each string. For example 1-3 means 1 note on one string, and 3 notes on the other one.

 

1-3 scales

 

1000

 

0100

 

0010

 

0001

 

Here is a video for the 4-2-3-1 fingering combination:

 

 

 

3-1 scales

 

0111

 

1011

 

1101

 

1110

 

2-2 scales

 

1100

 

Here is a video for the 4-2-3-1 fingering combination:

 

 

 

1010

 

Here is a video for the 1-2-3-4 fingering combination:

 

 

 

1001

 

0110

 

0101

 

0011

 

What's the next exercise? The 3-string fingering scales!

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