Scales can be a real sore spot for musicians but they don’t have to be. There are a variety of ways you can make scales more interesting to practice. This can let you get the benefit of scales practice – without the boredom!

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Scales Are Boring

The problem with scales is that we learn them in a dull way – they’re not musical at all! All musicians learn to play scales but few ever stop to ask themselves why, or if there’s a way to make scale practice more fun.

We tend to treat scales as a way to get fluent fingering, pass exams, or understand music theory. Scales are important for those reasons, but scales are also the foundation for all the wonderful music we enjoy… so they should be fun!

If you approach scales in the right way they can actually be just as musical and rewarding as the rest o