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6. Scales Exercises

Grade Five Music Theory - Lesson 6: Scales Exercises

 

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 Exercise 1 - Mistakes in Scales

Correct the mistakes in the following scales. There could be one or two mistakes in each scale.

Point your mouse at the image - X marks the errors.)

 

D melodic minor ascending 

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F melodic minor descending 

scales-mistakes-2

 

F sharp harmonic minor descending 

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G flat major descending

scales-mistakes-4

 

A flat major ascending 

scales-mistakes-5

 

 Exercise 2.1 - Ascending Scales with Key Signatures

Write one ascending octave of the major, minor harmonic and minor melodic scales that have these key signatures, (add any necessary accidentals). Use semibreves (whole notes) and start on the tonic. Name the key of each scale. Click here to print some manuscript paper.

 

a. one-sharp

 

b. four-flats

 

c. six-sharps

 

 

Exercise 2.2 - Descending Scales with Key Signatures

Write one descending octave of the major, minor harmonic and minor melodic scales that have these key signatures, (add any necessary accidentals). Use semibreves (whole notes) and start on the tonic. Name the key of each scale.

 

a. two-flats

 

b. one-flat

 

c. five-sharps

 

 Exercise 3.1 - Ascending Scales with Accidentals

Write one octave ascending of each of the following scales. Do not use a key signature but put in all the necessary sharp or flat signs. Use semibreves (whole notes) and begin on the tonic.

 

a. D flat major

bass-clef-stave

b. C melodic minor

treble-clef-stave

c. E major

treble-clef-stave

d. E flat major

bass-clef-stave

e. A melodic minor

treble-clef-stave

f. C sharp harmonic minor

bass-clef-stave

 

Exercise 3.2 - Descending Scales with Accidentals

Write one octave descending of each of the following scales. Do not use a key signature but put in all the necessary sharp or flat signs. Use semibreves (whole notes) and begin on the tonic.

 

a. B flat harmonic minor

treble-clef-stave

b. D major

bass-clef-stave

c. C sharp melodic minor

treble-clef-stave

d. B melodic minor

bass-clef-stave

e. A major

treble-clef-stave

f. E flat harmonic minor

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Exercise 4 - Finding Chromatic Scales in a Melody

Look at this extract for piano. Draw a bracket over four successive notes in the right-hand part that form part of a chromatic scale, and over five successive notes in the left hand that form part of a chromatic scale:

chromatic-scale-in-score 

 

 

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