The secret to practice is enjoyment, and the secret to enjoying music more is to practice.

In this ever-expanding course, we will be learning and practicing ways to make scales SUPER-FUN. Scales are like simple tunes. If you practice adding variation and expression to these, then it will be natural for you to do this on tunes, songs and whatever you play.

Lesson: How To Make Scales Fun – Introduction

Make Your Own Scales

Rhythmic scale variation

Melodic Scale Variation

Melodic scale variation is the addition of little patterns to scales. This will better your technique, allow you to learn tunes more easily and give you ideas for improvisation. If you practice melodic variation, you’ll start to hear the scale in the tune.

Bowing and textural variation