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The scales cover 3 octaves.
Each scale is preceded by a one-measure dominant 7th or diminished 7th chord leading into the scale.
Each scale is played 5 times. Repeating the scale is more beneficial than playing it only once.
The scales are played as two groups of four eighth notes. This way you can make the second half of the scale mirror the first half of the scale for major scales, and you can compare the half-tone placement in the two halves of the scale when playing the minor scales.
The tempos range from 80 bpm to 160.bpm.
There are also scales with dotted rhythms to practice hooked bowing and bow recovery.
Scales meant to start on a low 5th string are labeled.
Organize the scales into playlists using tempos and type of scale.
There are currently 2,240 individual tracks.
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If you don't have a 5-string bass, delete the podcasts labeled as such before you download all of the files.
Click on the scales you want or "Download All" if you want them all.
Set up smart playlists to group the files. As an example, you can use the criteria "Name contains mm=120" to put all of the files with the tempo in one playlist. You can also just drag groups of scales to regular playlists.
Sort each playlist by title
Start playing at the top of the playlist and all scales will play through, low to high.
If you don't want to play the enharmonic scales (although you should), uncheck or delete them.
Take frequent breaks.
Spend lots of time on the slower scales before you move to faster tempos.
Even when you can play the scales at the faster tempos, practice at the slower tempos is beneficial.
Scales with mp3 Accompaniment
Right-click on icon and select "Save target as . . ."
Print on 11" x 17" paper and cut down to 10" x 13"
The pdf file is a booklet to be printed on 11" x 17" paper and cut down to 10" x 13" Each scale is played 3 times. Right-click on the icon, select "Save target as . . ." Then add each file to iTunes, and create a play list that contains all of the mp3 files. If you sort the mp3's by title, they will play in the same order as in the book. Each scale is one scale played 5 times. There is no benefit to playing a scale one time, as it is repetition that is most beneficial. The individual files allow you to take breaks and easily restart at an identifiable point. You can also hit the "back" control on your iPod to restart a particular scale.
There is a two measure introduction to each scale based on the dominant 7th or diminished 7th chord.
Print on 11"x17" paper in landscape mode. Trim down to 10" x 13".
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