Scale of the Week – E Major


New week, new scale! This week the focus is on E Major. There aren’t too many sharps just yet, and this scale is one of my favorites.

Practicing scales doesn’t have to be boring, especially if you don’t have any exercise books to use. One way to change up the normal the 2 (or 3) octave scale is to change the rhythm of the scale.

For example, you could play the scale in triplets or dotted rhythms. If there is a rhythm that you are struggling to get in a piece, it’s a great idea to practice it with a scale. Changing the rhythm of the scale forces you to think about the scale in a different way.

What rhythms do you prefer to use?

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