Scales: Why Study Scales?

Scale study, done right, is essential to understanding how an enormous amount of music works. If you study-practice scales the right way, you will...

The time and energy spent mastering your scales greatly expands your musical literacy, deepens your theoretical understanding, heightens your aural awareness, and develops practical performance skills. As your knowledge base and skill sets grow, you will spontaneously and confidently start to apply them in practical playing situations like sight reading, playing by ear, learning a piece by heart, improvisation, and transposition. Enjoy the process!