Uncomfortable with the scales and playing in different keys?
“Are learning scales really THAT important?”
I’ve been frustrated with them and ignored them and I have not progressed because of that decision.
Scales are like a swiss army knife.
There are many scales and you tend to use a few of them more often than the others. But a scale that fits will work well, just like the right tool for the job, will work much better.
Let’s say the main blade is the C major scale. No sharps, no flats. The key that most sax players are most comfortable with early on.
You can use it quite a bit, in many situations. You can play anything that’s diatonic in the key of C and just use this scale. You can even use the different modes within it.
There are seven notes in C major and 12 notes possible (in a chromatic octave). So 7/12 is more than half.
But….. 5/12 notes are not in C major.
And if you try to use the main blade of a knife as a screwdriver, you will struggle pretty hard. Not the best tool for the job. Likewise, all the notes of C major do not always work in music with key changes.
What if you need a
Can opener, Scissors, Flat head
Introducing ‘Saxophone Scales Class’
Scales allow you to quickly become comfortable in the different keys that you will play music. Once you can play a scale in a particular key, music in that key becomes easier.
What’s in the Saxophone Scales Class?
1. Boring vs Non-boring
I find that playing scales by rote without understanding their purpose can be boring.
However, using scales to play music better and improvise so you navigate the changes in a way that shows you know the music makes the scales become non-boring.
2. Major Scales
The major scales can be used as sort of a Swiss Army Knife. The main blade, the major scale itself is very useful. And within the scale are many possibilities.
3. Spaced Rotation
You can learn a scale quickly by drilling it during a practice session. However, that really just gets it in your short term memory. By using techniques to place things in your long term memory you can actually learn scales with less time overall.
Format: The Saxophone Scales Class includes
- Written Lessons
Compatibility: Will the class work on both Mac and PCs?
Yes, it will.
Payment: “I wanted to sign up for the Saxophone Scales Class but it looks like I have to sign up for PayPal, which I don’t really want to do. Can I not just pay with my credit card?”
Yes, you can make a payment using your credit card on Paypal without a Paypal account. You can also send a check upon request.
Guarantee: Yes, there is a 30 day guarantee.
Support: If you have an issue or question you can email me and I’ll do my best to help you.
Playing Scales Smoothly
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