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Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Thomandy on Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:55 am

This is a major scale tutorial:^^



List of when the scales appears:
C: 00:45
D: 01:25
E: 01:57
F: 02:33
G: 03:09
A: 03:45
B: 04:16
Db: 04:57
Eb: 05:36
Gb: 06:16
Ab: 06:54
Bb: 07:34
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Heimdal on Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:07 pm

Very nice post. By chance i was searching for this but i found it just the day before you post it. It is going to be very helpful for other and will prevent them from getting a bad habit in the fingering. cheers
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by theWarden on Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:56 am

LEFT HAND TUTS
FTW

http://keepvid.com/ Very Happy
i think it may be of use to your viewers
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Amro on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Great Thomas

Wink

Loved it

Well, you have to create another one for the Major & Minor Chords Cool
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by SuperFly Guy on Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:02 pm

Excellent! Thank you!

If you have the time to make a vid for the minor scales too, I would really appreciate that.

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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Thomandy on Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:46 am

SuperFly Guy wrote:Excellent! Thank you!

If you have the time to make a vid for the minor scales too, I would really appreciate that.

Well, I have never practiced them, or learned them Razz hehe
I know how to find them easly though, but Id have to learn the by hart if I where to make a tutorial ^^
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Rayman on Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:58 pm

Very nice Thom. You are playing those scales using your fingers a lot different from me. Should I be doing it your way - or just find a way that is comfortable for me?
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Thomandy on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:04 pm

Rayman wrote:Very nice Thom. You are playing those scales using your fingers a lot different from me. Should I be doing it your way - or just find a way that is comfortable for me?

Well, from what I can tell I got the Correct fingerings! And the scales Should be played like I do! This is cause this will help you prepare for pieces to come! Its all about economy, and in my opinion Not about most comfort right away cause in the beginning and for a long time, different fingers will be harder to use, Even if they are actually the best way! I have always forced myself to do the most economic fingering instead of using the fingers I feel most comfort with - Is this okay to understand? Smile

I try to separate the terms so its understandable. In the beginning your 4 and 5 will be hard to use, and you might think that since you can play the passage using 3 and 2 since this is easiest, that you should do that, but the most economic thing would be to use your 4 and 5! So in the short run, 2 and 3 are easiest, but actually thinking on progress and in the long run, you will be better of forcing yourself to play with 4 and 5!! Smile Most economic dosnt mean easiest to execute, but easiest still in a long term perspective! Smile

Hope Im making sense Razz
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Rayman on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:22 pm

That makes perfect sense. I'm going to have to work those 4 & 5 fingers harder!

Thanks for the tips.

Cool
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by maggiekedves on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:08 am

I am working on my scales these days, and just discovered your tutorial.
Love the picture at the beginning Very Happy

At first I learned only the 5 finger versions with the chords played separately, thats what I know the best - i play that with both hands - so now i am trying to practice the full scale.
My problem is still playing the full scales with both hands at the same time and its still "killing me" because each hand needs to shift at a different place with a different finger and i just get distracted with it.
I do try take it slower.. no success so far.

Any advice? Very Happy Thanks
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Talon on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:41 pm

awesome, i have been looking for something like this! Smile
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by ZoologyGirl on Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:04 pm

Great video! Thanks for taking the time to make it. Helps reassure myself that i have my fingering correct for the scales.
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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Viccky88 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:10 pm

Hey, this helps a lot, I wasn't sure about F major scale, which finger goes on which key :S Now I'm sure that I was pressing right keys. Smile But I didn't know about last 5 scales, I watched 7 lessons only, just didin't think about anything else except ABCDEFG :'( How embarrassing :S Shame on me.

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Re: Major Scales Tutorial

Post by Kelly on Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:54 pm

Viccky88 wrote:But I didn't know about last 5 scales, I watched 7 lessons only, just didin't think about anything else except ABCDEFG :'( How embarrassing :S Shame on me.

Not at all. You should take one step at a time; once you become an expert on the natural notes you'll get the sharps and flats in no time. Wink
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