Super Scale Routine

    This exercise began as a template for students to practice scales for auditions. However, my college students found it helpful for practicing musicianship.  The two scales are written in "chunks."  Practicing in chunks helps  eye/brain coordination and teaches musical gestures. The first scale works on the gesture of coming away from the beat, and the second scale works on the gesture of going to the beat. The next patterns work on the four most common articulation patterns.  Then the repeated note patterns are for smooth, easy double tonguing.  The dotted rhythms work on the idea dots should be played as  silence or space (articulatory silence) in non-slurred music.  The final version of the scale features the "skills" that we have:  T, K, HAH, TK or TKT, and slurred (you may do counted vibrato here).  Use this routine with the Flute Spa Scales that follow in the download series.  


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