Want to check if you really know a scale? The Scales Variations method can help you do this.
As an example here is the scale of C harmonic minor:
Assuming you can play this fluently already let’s check it with scales variations.
Below are our three variations:
Variation of notes
This is one of the more common variations in notes. Spaces of a third rising up the scale.
Variation of rhythm
Here we have changed the time signature which puts stress on different notes and not the usual groups of four.
A simple mix of notes and rhythms here but don’t be afraid to get as complicated as you like.
Don’t forget you need to be able to play these correctly three times in a row to complete the method.