This week I wrote a little set of exercises for my students that explore the different types of minor scales. The exercises are in the form of five four-bar tunes, that I’ve transposed into all the keys for easy practising.
When it comes to learning and remembering certain concepts in music, a lot of input and repetition is required to allow the information to sink in and begin to make sense. Key signatures are a good example of this – with twelve major and twelve minor keys, it can seem like a daunting task to memorise the correct sharps and flats needed for each scale. A lot of my students like using flash cards for learning this kind of information and testing themselves on their retention.