Why do I have to learn scales?

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                  Very few students enjoy playing scales at first, but even fewer understand why they have to play them in the first place. Scales will help with speed, agility and stamina although this is not why your piano teacher has you play them. If a teacher really needs you to work on these areas, exercises by Hanon and Czerny will do the trick a lot faster. Scales are the building blocks of music. As you may know, every piece of music is in a particular key and what that really means is … Continue reading