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I’ve finally finished remaking all of the Picture Scales. I needed to update some things under the hood, so I took the opportunity to make some more changes including remaking the one octave and two-octave scales.
They aren’t easy to make, so I was really dreading it. Then there is the problem of not knowing my left hand from my right. Plus, I constantly mix up the 4th and 2nd finger. And the 1 and 5. Now that I think about it, how did I ever learn to read music! 🙂
However, over the years they have been well worth it. I use regular scale books, too, but there are times when picture scales come in handy. My theory is, use what works! These picture scales are excellent for:
- Visual learners
- Memorizing scales
- Teaching scales by ear
- Students with learning disabilities
To find these in the future, go to the top menu and select Free > Newer Free Resources > Teaching Aids. Or just do a Google search for “Susan Paradis picture scales”.
If you like the idea of picture scales but don’t like my fingering, I have posted some sheets where you can write your own.