ScaleBlitzer FAQs

ScaleBlitzer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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General

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Set-up

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Instrument Packs

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Entering Homework

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

The Self-Rating System

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Points

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Leaderboard

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Recording

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.

Wardrobe

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How can I retrieve it?

The easiest thing to do in this situation is to create a new user account. However, if you have accumulated points on the leaderboard and want to continue with your current username, you can email it to us through the ‘contact us’ page and we can retrieve your password for you.

Why isn’t my instrument pack downloading?

If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

Why do I get ‘no results’ when I search for ScaleBlitzer on my iPad?

An iPad search defaults to iPad only apps. Whilst ScaleBlitzer works on iPad, it was originally written for iPhone. Therefore, when you search for ScaleBlitzer on your iPad it will come up with ‘no results’ until you select the ‘iPhone apps’ tab at the top.

I bought an instrument pack, but where is it?

Tap the ‘quaver’ icon on the main menu page to see which instrument packs you have loaded. If you purchased a pack but it does not appear, it could be that your Wi-Fi connection was weak at the time of downloading. Try downloading again (you will not be charged twice, even though it says to tap ‘buy’) when you have a strong connection. You could also try closing and re-opening the app.

What’s the general idea behind ScaleBlitzer?

ScaleBlitzer makes playing scales and arpeggios fun and exciting. Instead of just playing them over and over in the same old way, ScaleBlitzer asks you to practice them with all different methods e.g. ‘descending only’ or ‘loud and fast’. By applying a huge variety of practice methods to your scales, you’ll never get bored PLUS it improves your technique enormously!

The other thing that ScaleBlitzer does is make you THINK when you practice, making you really aware of what you are playing, rather than just being on ‘automatic pilot’. Active listening and thinking while practising ensures that when you go to perform, it’s just as good as it was in the practice room.

I’ve just bought the ScaleBlitzer app, why do I have to buy an instrument pack?

The ScaleBlitzer app enables you to set up your user account, your character, and your position on the leaderboard. Once this is done, you’ll need an instrument pack to work with. Think of this as your workbook for the level you are up to. Stage 1 is free (for any instrument) and covers Preliminary to Grade 1 in most syllabuses. The higher Stages are far more complex and have tens of thousands of possible combinations for practice.

Will ScaleBlitzer teach me how to play scales?

No. Your music teacher does that. ScaleBlitzer simply makes it fun to practice and revise them!

Will ScaleBlitzer get me ready for my exam?

ScaleBlitzer will certainly help you prepare because you’ll just want to keep on practising! But it’s your teacher who will tell you exactly what you need to know for any music exam.

How will ScaleBlitzer know which scales to test me on?

You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.

Why is it that ScaleBlitzer never tells me how many octaves I should play?

Your teacher will tell you how many octaves he/she wants you to play. Some scales may be different from others, so ScaleBlitzer does not tie you down when it comes to the number of octaves.