Thoughts as you look at the minor scales today

As always in this 30 day routine, there is some review and some “new” material. There is a method to the madness with this approach. If you do this everyday, you’ll find that reviewing a scale or pattern two days in a row will help it stick better.

Review: E minor scales and 3rds

Review this scale and in 3rds.

Do: Eb major scales and 3rd exercises

Learn the Eb major scale in intervals of thirds. Note what is mentioned above about harmonic and melodic minors.

Review: Bb Arpeggio Exercises

Review these exercises with the goal of eventually being able to them in different patterns, different rhythmic patterns and the like.

Do: Major chromatic arpeggio exercises

Get familiar with these arpeggios – try doing with different rhythms and the like. Also, try to “reverse” this one. In other words, it is written to go up on Bb, down on B, up on C, etc. Try doing it by ear, starting down on Bb, up on B, down on C, etcetera…..

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