I guess I’m on a scale kick this week! One of my students asked me if I knew of any good on-line resources for scales that included an audio recording of the scale. She’s an aural learner, so it’s really helpful for her to hear what she should be playing. I did a bit of sleuthing around and came across some pretty cool stuff.
For example, did you know there is an iPhone App called Scales & Modes? It’s beautifully designed and contains a ton more scales and modes than your average musician would ever need to know. My student was able to download this for only $1.99 and use it with her iTouch!
This Your Accompanist website has downloadable mp3 recordings of the Major and minor scales, plus a few others.
Here’s a printable set of scale fingerings (on the staff), grouped according to fingering patterns. A handy reference.
The Piano Tricks website contains several short, concise tutorials on different musical concepts that could be helpful for students to reference for reinforcement. Sometimes it just helps to hear the same thing several times from several different sources!
Anyone else have any great resources for understanding and learning scales? I’d love to know about them! You can never have too many, right?!