How to Memorize Scales in Every Key
Learning scales was not easy for me. I found them frustrating and difficult to memorize. Even with lots of practice I was just not getting it and I often felt I was missing a piece of the puzzle. I would quiz my teachers on the theory behind scales and was often left with unanswered questions, more confused than I was before.
With the knowledge that I wanted to teach someday, I had to get to the bottom of what scales were about and I had to find a systematic way of memorizing them, so I could not only understand them, but I would be able to teach them from a place of understanding. I began a journey of studying scales and slowly developed a system of memorizing the scales in a musical way. I linked scales together in multiple ways, so they formed a network in my mind and I could remember them easily. For the first time, I was actually excited about scales! Suddenly, they made musical sense and I was able to connect scales to music, understanding the theory behind them.
I’ve been teaching scales to my students in this way for many years; it differs from the traditional way of learning scales through exams, but I feel it has so many benefits for students. In an effort to share this system with as many as I can, I have compiled it into a book with step by step exercises to memorizing all the major and minor scales. Entitled “Piano Elements – Learn Scales: Memorize all Keys Easily” available on Amazon. Take a look at a preview of the book by clicking "look inside".