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The Piano Player Newsletter Issue #73, Let's Practice Piano Scales
November 20, 2022

Tips & Tools for Piano Players

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"The Piano Player" Issue #73, November 2022

In This Issue:

Let's Practice Piano Scales

Hello! As some of you noticed, the October newsletter never appeared... Sorry about that. Relocating to another country and a new workload took away my time and energy. But here is November's newsletter finally!:)

In this issue, you'll learn about piano scales. Practicing scales is excellent for many reasons. It's a good workout and warm-up for your fingers. You get more acquainted with different tonalities, and learning the fingering for the scale patterns makes you more confident in finding appropriate fingering in your pieces. Recognizing scale patterns in music also makes reading and memorizing your repertoire much easier!

So here we go! Try to dedicate a little time to scales each time you practice, and you'll soon see results!

Happy practicing!


Easy Piano Scales: Lessons, Charts & PDF's

Are you ready to learn more about piano scales?

Let's get playing! In the lessons below, print and learn to play piano scales in major, minor, and other exciting modes. This resource includes free piano lessons and printable scale charts for beginners.


12 Major Piano Scale Charts

Wouldn't you like to learn all major piano scale patterns quickly?

Here you can learn all your major scales quickly and easily with scale charts!

The piano scale charts below include fingering for all the 12 major scales, both the left and the right hand. But- there's no note reading required!

So, it's a handy-dandy tool that's great for visual learners and makes memorizing the scales easier.


Printable Piano Music Scales in Major and Minor

Would you like to learn piano music scales and be able to play with the correct fingering?

In this lesson, you can print and practice all the major and harmonic minor piano music scales with fingering. The printable scales are organized in groups along with comments, so you can learn the fingering easier!


Got Piano Questions?

Ask piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

Scale Speed - What Speed Should I Be Able to Play?


I am an older intermediate piano student. What speed do you recommend that I would be able to play a scale evenly before moving on to the next one?

Hello Nancy! Good question! Practicing scales is a great warm-up and technical workout.

It can be done on many different levels and speeds depending on what you want to achieve at this time.

If your goal is to learn the scale patterns to be able to read music better, it's best to stay at a slower speed while focusing on fingering and the patterns of black and white keys (topography)...


Printable Sheet Music

Hanon's Exercises For Nimble Fingers

Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist consists of great warm up exercises for your fingers. Here is part 1 which has the best finger exercises to get your fingers moving!

Pdf: Hanon Part 1

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Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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