Countdown to MMD 2023: Scale Challenge Week 6

Make Music Day

We are halfway there, this is the 6th of 12 keys. You may have noticed by now how we are working through the keys, and I hope it is interesting and increasing your ability to think outside of the standard cyclic progressions that are the default for things like scale practice. Mental flexibility is just as important as physical technique in music!

As before, let’s work through this scale slowly and mindfully, paying attention to any details that come to your attention. Intersperse all of the previous scales in between repetitions of this one, and try something new this week: pick one scale, and play it in thirds. If you number each degree of the scale, this will look like so: 1-3, 2-4, 3-5, 4-6, 5-7, 6-8. Then reverse this, to descend the scale in thirds. Listen closely, and observe the changes this brings about it how you hear and play the scale.

Have fun! You’re doing great work. See you next week for the next key, and remember to tag us if you’re joining in this challenge, #makemusicpractice