Mel Bay's Best Scale Method for Any Instrument (Book)
This book provides the most efficient way to practice scales and the fastest path to mastery of one's instrument. The scale routine presented here is a vehicle for increasing tactile familiarity and improving facility, velocity and tone. Its very nature-namely its function outside of specific repertoire-allows one to focus on the technical things ideally relegated to one's subconscious when performing music in a real-world context. This book isn't an encyclopedia of scales; rather, a comprehensive way to pr ...more
Product Number:
30220
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
20
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8533-6
ISBN13:
978-07866-8533-2
Series:
Mel Bay's Best
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/1/2013
This book provides the most efficient way to practice scales and the fastest path to mastery of one's instrument. The scale routine presented here is a vehicle for increasing tactile familiarity and improving facility, velocity and tone. Its very nature-namely its function outside of specific repertoire-allows one to focus on the technical things ideally relegated to one's subconscious when performing music in a real-world context. This book isn't an encyclopedia of scales; rather, a comprehensive way to practice scales (and for that matter, arpeggios, chords and patterns). It is suitable for all instruments.

Introduction 
Part One 
Chromatic (“Half-Step”) Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Whole-Step Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Minor Third Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Major Third Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Perfect Fourth Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Tritone Root Movement 
Single-octave scales 
Two-octave scales 
Three-octave scales 
Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root 
Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone 
Part Two 
Single-octave scales in thirds 
Pairs 
Groups of three 
Groups of four 
Part Three 
End Note 

 
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