Daily Scales -Major, 1 Octave
by Laurence Mollerup
We'll start with "C" major and progress through the cycle of fourths. (The cycle of fourths is a way of moving through every key signature.) If you play the first four notes of a "C" major scale you'll play C D E F - That means "F" is a perfect fourth above "C", so the next scale is "F" major. After "F" major, we'll play "Bb" major, because starting at "F" we have the notes F G A Bb. So "Bb" is the next scale in the cycle of fourths.
The whole Cycle of fourths is: C F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb B E A D G
Enjoy these scales, and try them a little faster every day. Make sure you can name every note before you play it, and work on a few different fingerings for each scale.