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Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
Modes: A Friendly Guide
A no-nonsense, beginner-friendly guide on what modes are, how they work, and—most importantly—how to use them.

Jordan Rudess  /  Play Faster
How to Play Scales FAST 💨 (The Jordan Rudess Juilliard Approach)
Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess shares his secret to playing lightning fast scales.

Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
Piano Scales: Types of Scales & How to Apply Them
Piano scales are a fundamental part of learning piano. This article introduces main types of scales and why they're so important to practice.

Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
The Mighty Pentatonic Scale
The pentatonic scale is a tool for every piano player. Get the formula to create a pentatonic scale in any key and tips on how to use it.

Kevin Castro  /  Scales and Keys
Master the Blues Scale on Piano
The blues scale is one of the most useful tools you’ll use in piano. Learn how the blues scale works and how to improvise with it.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
How to Sound Beautiful on the Piano With Pentatonic Scales
Beginners can sound amazing on the piano. Try this simple improvisation exercise using the Dm pentatonic scale and let your imagination go.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
Piano Technique Made Easy
Tips on how to practice scales, chords, arpeggios, and more on the piano without wasting time and getting bored!

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
How to Play Minor Scales on the Piano
Learn how to play minor scales on the piano to create your own beautiful sounds.

Lisa Witt  /  Hand Independence
Should You Practice Contrary Motion Scales?
How contrary motion scales could be the "secret sauce" in your practice routine.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
Is the Circle of 5ths Useless?
What is the Circle of 5ths and what's it for? In this lesson, you'll learn all you need to know to start using this key theory concept

Lisa Witt  /  Practice
Make Scales Fun (I Bet You Didn’t Know They Could Sound Like This!)
Practicing scales can be kinda boring. Here's how to make scales fun in a way I bet you haven't heard before.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
Why Are There 3 Different Minor Scales?
Natural, Melodic, Harmonic. What they mean and how to play them.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
How To Change Keys In A Song
3 tips to help you change keys during a song.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
Play A Song In Any Key on The Piano
Don't like the key of Gb major? Change it!

Jordan Leibel  /  Scales and Keys
The Blues Scale Formula: Theory & Diagrams
With the blues scale formula, learn how to play major and minor blues scales in any key and add this sassy scale to your skillset.

Jordan Leibel  /  Scales and Keys
How To Play The Minor Scale In ANY Key
Learn a formula that will let you play any minor scale in any key on the piano.

Lisa Witt  /  Scales and Keys
How To Play Any Major Scale On The Piano
Learn the major scale formula and play any major scale on the piano.

Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
How To Use the Circle of Fifths on the Piano
Everything a piano player should know about the Circle of Fifths, including how it works and how to use it to create chord progressions.

Lisa Witt  /  Practice
3 Tips to Make Your Scales More Exciting
Because let's face it ... scales can get pretty boring.

Cassi Falk  /  Scales and Keys
Music Theory For The Dropouts #6 – The Circle Of Fifths
If you’ve ever looked at your keyboard practice plan and wonder "where do I go from here?"...well then this lesson is for you!

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