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.
Mel Bay's Best Scale Method for Any Instrument

Introduction..............................................................................................................................................................................................3

Part One

Chromatic (“Half-Step”) Root Movement......................................................................................................................................3

Single-octave scales.......................................................................................................................................................................3

Two-octave scales...........................................................................................................................................................................5

Three-octave scales........................................................................................................................................................................6

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root....................................................................................................................7

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone.............................................................................................9

Whole-Step Root Movement............................................................................................................................................................10

Single-octave scales.....................................................................................................................................................................10

Two-octave scales.........................................................................................................................................................................10

Three-octave scales......................................................................................................................................................................10

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root..................................................................................................................11

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone...........................................................................................11

Minor Third Root Movement...........................................................................................................................................................11

Single-octave scales.....................................................................................................................................................................11

Two-octave scales.........................................................................................................................................................................11

Three-octave scales......................................................................................................................................................................12

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root..................................................................................................................12

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone...........................................................................................12

Major Third Root Movement............................................................................................................................................................12

Single-octave scales.....................................................................................................................................................................12

Two-octave scales.........................................................................................................................................................................13

Three-octave scales......................................................................................................................................................................13

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root..................................................................................................................13

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone...........................................................................................13

Perfect Fourth Root Movement.......................................................................................................................................................13

Single-octave scales.....................................................................................................................................................................14

Two-octave scales.........................................................................................................................................................................14

Three-octave scales......................................................................................................................................................................14

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root..................................................................................................................14

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone...........................................................................................15

Tritone Root Movement.....................................................................................................................................................................15

Single-octave scales.....................................................................................................................................................................15

Two-octave scales.........................................................................................................................................................................15

Three-octave scales......................................................................................................................................................................15

Full-range scales, lowest root to highest root..................................................................................................................16

Full-range scales, lowest scale tone to highest scale tone...........................................................................................16

Part Two

Single-octave scales in thirds...........................................................................................................................................................16

Pairs....................................................................................................................................................................................................16

Groups of three..............................................................................................................................................................................17

Groups of four................................................................................................................................................................................18

Part Three................................................................................................................................................................................................20

End Note...................................................................................................................................................................................................20

 
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