Why Learn Scales?

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Easy Wins

Most pieces are based on scales, so when you already know your scales it makes learning new repertoire a piece of cake.

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Finger Dexterity

Scales can help your fingers to develop the agility and strength needed to play the piano with ease and up to tempo.

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Playing the piano requires coordination between the two hands and practicing scales is a great way to develop this.

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Muscle Memory

Scales help to build up muscle memory that you can use to find your way around the keyboard quickly without looking.

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Key Awareness

Through scales, you’re also learning about the key signatures and how different keys feel under the fingers.

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Improvisation

Scales also allow you to improvise. If you know your scales you get to create your own music and embellish others’ music

Source: http://www.colourfulkeys.ie

 

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