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Scale Proficiency -- An update
#2985306 05/29/20 05:55 AM
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About 7 weeks ago I posted for advice about how to cut back my time practicing scales to focus on other areas needing more attention.

I cut my scale work back from 30 minutes a day to about 8 minutes. I alternate days between sharps major-minor and flats major minor plus chromatics. Contrary motion only, 2 octaves, hands together.

The good news I am still progressing and actually have about 3/4's of them from memory whereas when I started the cut back I had just a few from memory.

Thanks to all who chimed in on that previous call for advice. I am suspecting the improvement is coming from the fact that many of the repeated repetition in the past became mindless. Now since I immediately go from one to the next I have to pay more attention and I think that is helping to further ingrain them.

Oh happy day!

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The old maxim - 1/8th of your practice time on technique (more or less) - wins again.

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