ABRSM Grade 1 Scales & Broken Chords


C Major Contrary Motion Scale

Notice that the finger numbers match between the hands. This means when you play the thumb in one hand, you also play the thumb in the other (the same goes for 2nd fingers, 3rd fingers and so on). If you struggle to play the scale hands together, you can practise chaining. Firstly play just the first two notes up and back down then add a note to the chain. Keep going until you have the complete octave. If you need to you can pause at the rests and repeat each link in the chain two or three...

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