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Old 11-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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How to practice scales?

How do you guys practice scales?

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Just play. Take a diatonic progression and just jam over it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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how about by making music?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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i write music or just jam with it

its hoe i deal with all my guitar practice
cant tap write a song with tapping in it
difficutly with triplts wrtie a heavy metal riff tripleting away

oh yeah and try singing it it will help you hear the scale in your mind better if that makes any sense
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.


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Old 11-06-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #9
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Play them every way conceivable, but only til you learn the sounds of the notes then like everyone else says, just play music.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:16 AM   #10
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Scales have their place, but also try to use specific notes at specific time- and know why you're doing it. Dont just play random like a NASA space monkey...
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #11
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now you're getting it
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:56 AM   #12
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I was told to practice them in 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 notes and triplets, to a metronome of course...

How do you guys practice scales?


With my fingers. Srsly. What is there to know about practicing scales? Attempt to play them cleanly, with relaxed hands. That's it.

And like Hail said - punch the guy who told you that in the balls.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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How do you guys practice scales?


I practice the modes in about 10 positions, using a metronome.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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How do you guys practice scales?

S'always good to sing them, in various melodic patterns and intervals to see if you have it truly internalized, and not just relying on muscle memory.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #16
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Google Chromatic scale then watch Victor Wooten DVD and you're set for life maaaann.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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you sure 'bout that?


if you're practicing the modes in about 10 positions, yes, we're pretty sure.
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if you're practicing the modes in about 10 positions, yes, we're pretty sure.



Maybe I missed something since the original TS's post has been edited. But, it was a simple question and I gave a simple reply. Was I supposed to write a thesis on how to incorporate musicality into modal structures? I'm sure even professional players go back to maintenance practice with their metronome.
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