Intermediate Scales & Arpeggios

Worksheets - Group 2 Scales

B, Gb and Db majors

Once the fingering for Group 1 scales has been firmly established, Group 2 scales will present far fewer problems. Some teachers prefer to teach Group 2 first, by rote with no reference to theory or key signatures (the theory can come later). There are two very good reasons for this: The long fingers (2, 3, 4) are ideally suited to fit the black keys; the short fingers (thumb and 5) are happier on white keys. There is almost no chance of getting the fingering wrong, since the thumb takes the white keys (except for the extremes...

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