From WayneConrad on 1/8/2018 7:54:48 AM
If you're practicing scales as part of a larger goal of advancing your musicality, I suggest that as soon as you notice yourself getting sloppy, try to transition to a more of a composer/improviser mental state, and try to make up little melodies in the scale, making generous use of mixing long and short duration notes and pauses. So, less emphasis on muscle control, and more on "story-telling"; you may find you are internalizing the scales in ways that are surprising and satisfying.
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Practicing scales is pretty boring, so this is an interesting idea: Once you're so thoroughly bored with scales that you've stopped paying attention, switch to using those scales to make up melodies. Neat idea!
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