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'Why play scales?'
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#beginquote# Scales are often played to get a sense of the key. For instance, I play the cello in a couple orchestras and say we have a piece that is in D minor. We will play a D minor scale, to get used to the notes we will be playing throughout the piece. It just allows students to recognize keys better, I suppose. It also lets your ear realize what the key is supposed to sound like. These are just my personal reasons for the importance of playing scales, but I'm sure they apply to many people. #endquote#
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