Scales have something of a bad reputation in music as being a repetitive and a bit of a slog. Besides the fact that they really don’t have to be, if you vary and maximize your practice, the key to scales is their application. It’s hard to get excited about playing a scale, for sure, but […]
Welcome back to our series on clarinet scales! In this video, Cassidy will teach out how to play the Eb minor scale on clarinet.
Do you have the blues? If not, you might be missing a wonderful musical opportunity. Blues scales, blue notes, and blues progressions are common to jazz, country, gospel, funk, R&B, folk, and other styles.
It’s time to get familiar with the C Scale. Doing so will ensure you are able to play songs that are in the Key of C. Once again, it is a simple scale that doesn’t take much work at first, but the key is to memorize it and play it at comfortable speeds.
The circle of fifths is a visual diagram that arranges the 12 pitches and keys so that it’s easy to begin to recognize those relationships.
No one likes to practice scales, but here are five ways to change up your routine, challenge yourself, and maybe even have some fun in the process.
A scale is a collection of pitches that follows a set pattern of ascending or descending intervals. A major scale, for example, may start on any note, as long as the subsequent notes follow the appropriate pattern of whole steps and half steps. The same is true of minor scales—but with a different pattern of steps, of course.