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Postby Fryderyk Biggemski on Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:10 pm

Do you think that practicing scales and chords improves your technique?
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Postby Jeliness2 on Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:21 pm

Yes. In the last months, I practiced scales more regularly, and it helped me have more even runs and more confidence while learning a piece (especially in left hand passages).
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Postby Brewtality on Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:03 am

I think exercises are probably better than scales.

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Postby lol_nl on Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:27 pm

Etudes with scales work better I think. Because scales are more boring so you get unconcentrated very soon. Try some easy etudes with scales and if you keep pratising them I'm sure your scales will improve.
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Postby MorrisseyMan on Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:45 pm

I am self-taught, so my technique is horrible. I so scales to fix up my technique, and they work fine. I don't get bored, because I know that if I concentrate, my technique will get better, and so will my playing.

Has anyone heard the argument that scales are bad? Some guy was telling me that scales ruin your playing somehow. Any elaborations?
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Postby PJF on Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:10 am

Practice your scales, and make sure the piano doesn't bark.
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