One of the most significant parts of music is scales! Whether you are going to play in a band, be a solo performer, go into jazz, become a composer or etc, memorizing all your scale is a must! It’s also something lots of people are too lazy to do. There are several reasons why you should memorize your music.
One of the first reasons you should memorize you scale is for music auditions. When you are auditioning for any type of musical instrument playing jobs, they will test your ability to play scales because it’s the very basic skill a musician needs to have. It’s like the skeleton of music.
The reason for this is that knowing your scale will help you in playing music. When you are a sight reading, knowing your scale will help because most of music based off scale when being written. An example of this is difficult runs in the songs. They are probably based off a scale meaning that once you figure out the pattern, you can easily play it!
Another thing in knowing your scale is that if you also know music theory, you can hear the chords and structure of music easily. You will be able to easily hear the chords and how the music is written and off what scale it’s written. If you are ever going to compose music, you have to know all the scales to see how the sound is created. It’s a must if you are going into music composing.
Now how do you exactly practice scales and memorize them?
When you are first starting out, you should play through each scale every single day until you get it perfect about 3 times each. After you become very good at this, it’s time to start memorizing them. How you memorize them is crucial in getting these to memory. Don’t look at anything, and attempt to play through every single scale. You have to realize that you will make a lot of mistakes, but you have to continue trying and fight all the frustration! If you can do this continuously for months, you will be able to play these scales like instincts. This is a skill you need to have if you are planning to become a musician. When someone tells you to play a scale, you should instantly be able to play them the scale they want you to play. Good luck on becoming an amazing musician everyone!