Practicing Scales

Scales aren’t fun. I’ll be the first to admit that.

If you’ve ever played the Chaminade Concertino, you’ll understand the importance of practicing and perfecting the chromatic scale. Scales are required for some auditions, like the All-State audition (at least in Massachusetts), and really help you when you’re just playing things in general.

For me at least, learning the third octave of the C#, D, Eb, and E major scales was a challenge. I looked online for scales that go up to the third octave, but I couldn’t find any…so I made some myself. Seeing the notes there on the page was a huge help, as I could mark the problem notes with accents and practice it more effectively.

If you’ve ever wanted some beautiful, free, printable scale sheets, here you go; enjoy!

Major Scales

Natural Minor Scales

Melodic Minor Scales

Harmonic Minor Scales