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Created: Tuesday, 03 June Written by Victoria Williams Twitter List of Musical Scales Here is a complete list of the major, minor harmonic and minor melodic scales, in treble and bass clefs. If you need to work out how scales are constructed with patterns of tones whole notes and semitones half notes , take a look at our " How to write Scales " page. Only one octave is given - you can extend the scales over as many octaves as you like.
Each octave is just a repeat of the last. Scales here are written out in quavers eighth notes to illustrate how they are most commonly played in exams, with four notes to a beat.
How to Practise Scales - Scales are your Friend! Practice your scales regularly - there are lots of benefits! You will help to strengthen the muscles in your hands, you will become a better sight-reader consider how much melody is made up of parts of scales! Start of with a medium tempo - about 2 notes per click at a speed of This works out as two notes per second.
Make sure you can play the scale evenly, with no mistakes. Then, move up one click of the metronome only when you have played a scale perfectly three times. Take five or ten minutes a day to do this as a warm up, and you will quickly see your scales improving, which will in turn lead to a stronger overall technique. Never play so fast or for so long that your arms or fingers begin to ache - this can cause damage and set you back in your practice regime.
Make sure you practice a variety of scales - if you are at a high grade and there are lots of scales you need to master, consider writing them out on slips of paper to keep in an envelope. Each practice session, take out a few slips and practise those scales.
If you find some scales more difficult than others, put more slips in for those scales, and the chance of pulling one out of the envelope will increase! Always practice your scales with a variety of articulations and expressions.
Many students practise all their scales legato smoothly and only use other articulations such as staccato when preparing for an exam - this defeats the object somewhat! Play them smoothly, staccato, mezzo-staccato, with emotion, without emotion. It can be a hard task to play D major "sadly": give it a try!
The Complete Thesaurus Of Musical Scales
The complete thesaurus of musical scales