ABRSM Grade 1 Scales & Broken Chords


C Major Scale

Blocking 1 Each scale is made up of a short group (123) and a long group (1234). Here is an exercise to get your hand used to these patterns, RH ascending and LH descending. Hold the thumb while tapping the fingers that make up the group. Don’t put the thumb under yet, we’re going to shift the hand across the keyboard in the rests. 2 Next, let’s block the scale by playing the thumb and the...

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