arioso7, scale practice, youtube.com

Piano Instruction: C Major Scale Mapping

Most students think of C Major as the easiest scale around the BLOCK. But in fact, it’s not nearly as patterned or symmetrical as the double and triple black note content scales, B, F# and C# Major (Or their equivalent in FLATS, Db, Gb and Cb) With the ebony laden ones, you can easily place fingers 2,3 and 2,3,4 in each hand as MIRRORS on the double and triple black notes, with thumbs meeting in between on the white ones. Yet with C Major, the symmetries are not as conspicuous, so they require deeper detection and exploration.

To make order out of a sea of whites requires mapping on a cognitive level. Yet ear attentive listening and beautiful tone production with relaxed arms and a supple wrist should accompany players on their wavy white note journey.

C Major Scale

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.