If you are considering playing the piano then you will need to learn the various music scales.
A simple series of notes that are arranged on sheet music in an ascending and descending order is known as a musical scale. Teaching yourself scales to play the piano is vital to understanding music theory. To become a musicians it is very important to practice your scales over and over again.
Scales are the backbone of all types of music and there are a lot of different scales a pianist has to learn. Practicing musical scales is one of the best ways to learn to play piano.
There are major scales and minor scales. Some pianist describe the major scales as happy sounds, while minor scales are described as sad or gloomy sounds.
IMPORTANT: Learn The Musical Keys and Scales
Spending part of your time practicing scales will help you build finger muscle memory. What this means is that your finger will learn to easily go to the notes in the scale you are playing. When it comes to playing music all you will have to do is to look at printed sheet music or hear a melody and your fingers will know what notes to play.
When you talk about music scales, you have to talk about keys because scales and songs are played in a key.
You may have heard a singer on TV or in a lounge lean over to the pianist and say “in the key of C.” This lets the pianist know where to begin on the keyboard. It also lets the pianist know what chords to use and which keys on the keyboard to start on.
The major scale is a diatonic scale. It consist of seven notes, plus an eighth which is one octave higher than the first. The simplest major scale C major. It is the only major scale that has no sharps or flats and uses only the white keys on the piano:
A major scale is a series of 8 notes that following a pattern of whole and half steps as follows: Listen
After getting the basic major and minor scales patterns down it will become easy to play other major and minor scales. All you have to remember when playing the scales is the sequence of whole steps (W) and half steps (HS).
What you need to learn is that your can play the scales anywhere on the piano keyboard. All you have to do is pick out the starting note and play the scale.
For specific music scales all you have to do is play the sequence of whole steps and half steps while moving up the eight note scale. With lots of practice you should become very good at playing major and minor scales.