Why Practice Scales?


Scales have been ubiquitous with learning how to play a musical instrument for centuries. But until recently not a lot of scientific study has addressed the pros and cons of such an endeavor. In the last ten years though, interest has grown steadily. Everything from what contributes to brain development to what practice constitutes the best way to achieve mastery in a given endeavor. I have noticed in my violin studio that structure and goal orientation seem to be essential to maximize the learning curve. In the early stages of violin study, the metronome & tuner are introduced as go to learning aids that over time, become very familiar practice companions.

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