Sunday, October 4, 2015 by Andrea Bentz | Uncategorized
It is hard to get students to see the value in learning and practicing scales sometimes. However, learning scales serves many purposes! Here is a bulleted list of some of the reasons scales are important:
And I could go on! However, the above list covers most of the major points. In the studio, we make scale practice more interesting by adding dynamics, patterns, or perhaps working through a scale as we learn a piece in the same key. We might even have an studio incentive to see how many scales we can review or learn in a short period of time.
We don't study a scale every lesson all year round, but we do consistently learn and practice scales. We are better pianists and musicians because of it!