Category Archives: Scales

Scale Practice Methods

Unfamiliar Scales

How To Practice Unfamiliar Scales Practice Method 141x150 Unfamiliar Scales

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Scale Explorer

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There are many ways to practice your scales. Instead of the same up and down way try exploring them in different ways. Pick any scale and play it in each of the following ways. Once you have done this you will know the scale much better. Play the scale very slowly. While you are playing listen very ...

Scales Variations

Scales Vatriations Practice Technique 150x150 Scales Variations

This method will test if you really know your scales. You will need some manuscript paper for this method. To begin with you need to write out 3 variations of your scale. You can either do this in each key you need to play or could just do it in C major and work the others ...

Play Your Cards Right

Play Your Cards Right Music Scales Practice Method Play Your Cards Right

This practice method is a game you play against yourself. You will need the same pack of cards you created for Scale Poker. Shuffle the pack and cut the pack to reveal a card and scale. You can then start the game. You must try to play the scale perfectly (that means all the notes, rhythm, range and articulation!). ...

Bag Full Of Scales

Bag Full Of Scales Music Practice Method 150x150 Bag Full Of Scales

Use this method to make sure you practise a variety of scales. For this you will need some card, a bag and your instrument. Firstly cut the card up and write a different scale on each piece e.g. C Major. When all your scales are written out put the cards into a bag and give it a ...

Scale Poker

Scale Poker Music Practice Method Scale Poker

Here is another method to make sure you don't end up with a few good scales and some other bad ones. For this method you will need an old pack of playing cards and a marker pen. On the face of each card write the following: Key (ie Bb) Type (ie major/minor) Range (ie a twelth) Articulation (ie staccato) Once you have ...

Dicey Scales

Dicey Scales Music Practice Technique Dicey Scales

Let the dice pick your scales and also tell you how to play them. For this method you will need 2 six sided dice. First roll both dice to decide which key to play: 1 = C 2 = C# 3 = D 4 = Eb 5 = E 6 = B 7 = F# 8 = G 9 = Ab 10 = A 11 = Bb 12 = ...