Grade 1 Scales and Broken Chords

For those who are taking the graded exams, scales is one of the requirements of the exam. For a young child, these may not be easy to learn as they all sound the same but consists of different groups of black and white keys. Students not only need to remember the correct notes for each scale, but also need to practice with the correct fingering. Practicing with the correct fingering will allow you to remember the scale fingering and notes easily (most scales have the same fingering) and to avoid playing the wrong notes. The correct fingering may not be the most convenient fingering, thus students need to resist the urge to use the most convenient fingering or to play faster than he/she can control with the correct fingering. Therefore, for young children, it is always advisable for the parents to learn so that they can guide their children at home.

To aid in the learning of scales, you may also like to print out Scales Checklist G1

For the scales and arpeggios syllabus of other grades, please click here

 

All scales are to be played two octaves, hands separately, except for contrary motion scales.

C Major Scale

Right Hand:scale_CmajRH2
Left hand:scale_CmajLH2

C Major Scale Video


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G Major Scale

Right hand:scale_GmajRH2
Left hand:scale_GmajLH2

G Major Scale Video

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D Major Scale

Right hand:scale_DmajRH2
Left hand:scale_DmajLH2

D Major Scale Video

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F Major Scale

Right hand:scale_FmajRH2
Left hand:scale_FmajLH2

F Major Scale Video

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A Harmonic Minor Scale

Right hand:scale_AminRH2
Left hand:
scale_AminLH2

A Harmonic Minor Scale Video

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D Harmonic Minor Scale
Right hand:
scale_DminRH2
Left hand:scale_DminLH2

D Harmonic Minor Scale Video

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C Major Contrary Motion Scale
Left and Right hand, starting with thumbs on middle CG1 contraryscale_Cmaj

C Major Contrary Motion Scale Video

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C Major Broken Chord

Right hand:
G1_CmajRH
Left hand:
G1_CmajLH

C Major Broken Chord Video

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G Major Broken Chord

Right handG1_GmajRH
Left handG1_GmajLH

G Major Broken Chord Video

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F Major Broken Chord

Right Hand:
G1_FmajRHLeft hand:
G1_FmajLH

F Major Broken Chord

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A Minor Broken Chord

Right hand:

G1_AminRHLeft hand:
G1_AminLH

A Minor Broken Chord Video

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D Minor Broken Chord

Right hand:

G1_DminRHLeft hand:
G1_DminLH

D Minor Broken Chord Video:

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