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Do I Need to Practice Contrary Motion Scales?

These scales will improve your hand independence and technique!

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What are contrary motion scales?

Instead of traveling in the same direction, your hands will start on the tonic note and move away from each other as you play the scale.

Learn contrary motion scales first!

This type of scale is a little easier to play than parallel motion scales, so try learning it first.

Improve Your Hand Independence!

Having your hands move away from each other and crossing and tucking your fingers will improve your hand independence a lot!

1. Start by playing really slowly.  This will give you time to learn the notes and fingerings.

Tips for Practicing Contrary Motion

2. Practice hands separately at first.  That way, you won't get overwhelmed.

3. Challenge yourself with new key signatures.  Once you've learned one scale, keep learning new ones!

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