Strategy 2: No Looking

If you’re going to play scales fast, there’s no way you have time to actually look at every single note you play. They’ll go by way to fast. You have Continue reading

Strategy 3: Thumb Under Isolation

The Quick Thumb Strategy might be enough for you to drill the thumb under passage, but sometimes you might still need some extra work to get this transition solid. This Continue reading

The Daily Routine Step-By-Step

Alright, here’s how it works. You’re going to pick one scale a week. Don’t try to learn a bunch at a time, it’s better to focus on one and really Continue reading

The Challenge Attitude

Like a lot of pianists, I started out with the mental attitude of just practicing because “that’s what I’m supposed to do.” I’d mindlessly repeat the notes over and over, Continue reading

Creating Your Goal Sheet

Time to create an exact overview of your journey. Write down the scales you want to learn going down on a piece of paper, one on each line. When you Continue reading

Phase 3: Expansion

In this phase, you’ll expand your scales from 1 octave to 2, then 3, then 4 octaves. You’ll have completed this phase once you can play 4 octaves at 90bpm. Continue reading