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comment How is scale knowledge typically tested in music schools/colleges?
Saw your edit, thank you!
Feb
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comment How is scale knowledge typically tested in music schools/colleges?
@NeilMeyer I believe that the Grade 8 Level refers to this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_examination. Do you know of any place where I can find sample exercises at all the Grade 1-8 levels?
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comment How is scale knowledge typically tested in music schools/colleges?
Thank you for your answer! Would you know about "performance" questions, though? For example, to be asked to perform the scale on the instrument at a certain speed, or in a particular way.
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comment What are the levels of scale mastery (or, how do I know if I've mastered a scale)?
@MatthewRead in case you were the downvoter, could you explain what I could have phrased differently in order to not be downvoted?
Feb
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comment What are the levels of scale mastery (or, how do I know if I've mastered a scale)?
Good point regarding being "competent" (finite problem) versus "mastering" the scale (unbounded problem). I will add the intervals exercises to my practice!
Feb
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comment What are the levels of scale mastery (or, how do I know if I've mastered a scale)?
My goal is to recognize if I'm actually evolving or if I only got good at a certain drill that may not be representative of a higher-level understanding of the scale. Imagine the following example: I'm trying to prove you that I know a certain scale, so I play it fast and clean in all positions. So you tell me: OK, now play it only on the 1st and 2nd strings, and I have to stop and think. This makes me realize there's more to learn on that scale, and that I had not mastered it yet. Does this make any sense?
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comment What are the levels of scale mastery (or, how do I know if I've mastered a scale)?
Both! I think an alternate way to phrase my question would be: think of someone that you have as a model of knowing scales in and out. Let's say, for example, Joe Satriani. How does he think of the pentatonic scale? Does he think about the notes that are in the scale and his fingers know where to go? Does he think about the degrees of the scale and then he applies instrument (i.e. fretboard/scale shapes) knowledge to do what he wants do do?
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