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.
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 […]
Not through ScaleBlitzer. But when you go to your next lesson, your teacher will most likely ask to hear the scales you’ve been practising and will know which ones to help you with!
You can ignore it and just play the scale any way you like. Maybe show it to your teacher next lesson and ask for help. Remember, this is all about self-rating.
ScaleBlitzer chooses tasks at random but also has a complicated weighting system that remembers which tasks you’ve done well and those you’re having trouble with. You won’t often get the same task twice in a row, but if you don’t have many tasks entered for homework then each one will certainly come up more often.
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.
Warm Up = easy practice methods like ‘super slow’ or ‘ascending only’ Basic = no practice method at all, just the task e.g. ‘F major scale RH’. Play the task ascending and descending, just as you would if you were asked to play it in an exam. Muscle Builder = practice methods that encourage a […]
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.
All of the practice methods involving rhythms and accents display a sound icon. Tapping this gives you a demonstration of how that rhythm/accent sounds. Occasionally there are other practice methods that also have a sound icon, helping you to understand exactly what to do.
You tell ScaleBlitzer what to test you on by entering tasks in the homework screen.