After signing up to receive my emails, you should have had an email containing a free PDF with your first three scales. If you haven’t email me and I’ll send it ever personally; firstname.lastname@example.org, sorry in advance! (Update, just attached the file- simply hit download).
Anyway, today, I am going to teach you the next essential scales you need to learn & practice. I’ve said it before, and a lot of pianists will echo this- practice is very important. Even if it’s only 10-15 minutes a day, it will transform your playing ability. I am going to teach you how to play F major, E major and C harmonic minor on the piano; and their corresponding musical notation.
This is a great scales to learn as it is a favourite for many, many beginners. This simple scales just uses one flat; Bb. Have a look below and try it out!
This scales is a little bit more difficult as we will be now using 4 sharp’s (black notes) and it will SIGNIFICANTLY improve your dexterity as you practice and improve your playing. Even after 15 years, I still love playing this scale. We will be using the following sharps; F#,G#,C# & D#. Have a look below and try it out!
C Harmonic minor
As you’ll may or may not have read whilst looking through my free PDF, Harmonic minors use the same notes ascending as they do when they are descending. This is different to melodic minors as they use a different set of notes- I may explain this at a later date. In this scale, we will be using 3 flat notes; Eb, Bb, & Ab. Take a look below and try it out!
So there you have it, your next three essential scales to learn! Practice makes perfect when it comes to scales and I really can’t emphasize that enough- set an alarm on your phone, get into a routine, practice those scales and I promise that your playing ability will only improve.
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