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Flying High on Scales

Flying High on Scales

Most students would probably agree that practising scales and arpeggios hardly rates as a major “fun” activity. All too often an inertia in this area of work results in a rushed and anxious cramming period for the student, just before the exams. Whereas we, as teachers, might consider the importance of scales and arpeggios as […]

ScaleBlitzer - start your practice

Bored with practising scales?

My husband and I have been developing the ScaleBlitzer app for almost a whole year now. It has been an incredible experience, getting our heads around all this new stuff! (Well, not so new for my husband, he is a total geek.) All the app does, essentially, is make kids want to practice their scales. […]

ScaleBlitzer Homework

ScaleBlitzer – Improving Your Scales

The ScaleBlitzer app is the only app that makes scales and arpeggios (and any other technical work) fun and interesting to play! Enter in your homework Rather than practice with a notebook in front of you that lists the scales your teacher wants you to practice that week, you can enter that list into the […]

ScaleBlitzer - choose your activity

ScaleBlitzer is coming

As you may have read in previous newsletters, we recently ran a ‘Scales and Arpeggios Pilot Program’ which was a huge success. In this program, students tried out all sorts of fabulous practice methods for scales and arpeggios which helped their progress enormously.  These methods were devised by the wonderful Abe Cytrynowski, of Scalecards fame, […]