My tips for scales (beginners)

  1. Watch one hand going up and the other hand coming down.
  2. Always play two octaves, don’t just practice one. It’s crucial to build in those LH 5,3,4,3 and RH 3,4,3,5 muscle memories.
  3. On the way up, the 4 in the left hand is the trigger for the 4 in the right hand and vice-versa on the way down
  4. Say the names of the notes as you play them. This will reinforce the sharps and flats in the scale. Saying the notes as you go down the scale is a real challenge!

I can recommend the book Scales Bootcamp by Philip A Johnston. It really helped me crack my scales, 2 octaves, hands together.

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