How To Make Scales Fun
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.
Rhythmic scale variation
- Lesson: Rhythmic Scale Variation I
- Lesson: Fiddling with Patterns / How to alter simple patterns to make scales fun
- Lesson: Syncopated Scales / Playing the offbeats.
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.
- Interval Scale / A good warmup scale for beginners
- Melodic Variation On Scales
- Lesson: Eight-Note Patterns
- Lesson: Triad scales
- Chordal Scales
- Full Range Scales for Free Range Fiddlers
- Fourth Finger Double Stops
- Eight-note Patterns
Bowing and textural variation
- Lesson: Texture Scale Variation
- Lesson: Staccato
- Lesson: Bouncing bow
- Lesson: Plucking Tips