The Savvy Guide To Scales

A Compilation of Essential Scales

A play-along practice guide for virtually any instrument

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This compilation includes all seven books from “The Savvy Guide To Scales” series (available at £1.99 each) giving you a 25% discount on the total price when purchasing the books separately. 

Do you find scales boring to practice and hard to memorise? 

Not any more with these interactive play-along practice guides that are fun to use and offer a simple system to learn any scale in all 12 keys. 

Do you find the sheer number of scales you have to practice overwhelming? Not any more when you learn the number system and understand what connects them all.  

Do you find it hard to motivate your students to practice their scales? Not any more with this interactive play-along series that is engaging, fun to use and levels up as your students improve their skills. 

The music grade system, that most students learn by, teaches F major at grade 1 and F# major at grade 4, about 3 years later! The consequence is that the scales are all learned separately, with great gaps in between. Not surprisingly, the student often does not understand how the scales are connected and can be overwhelmed by how many different scales there are to learn. Learning all 12 versions together, using the interval sequence and number system, helps the student understand how scales work and that the different keys are just 12 versions of the same thing. 

The embedded audio files helps you to learn the “sound” of the scale, not just the theory and notation. And again, having all 12 versions together helps you make the connection how they all sound the same. 

Playing along with the embedded audio files helps you to hear if you play a wrong note, but also, and most importantly, will improve your time keeping. All too often students will speed up on bits of the scale they know and slow down on the bits they don’t know so well. Its important to practice scales at a constant pulse and playing along with the audio files will stop those bad habits. 

Developed for all experience levels this series of scale practice guides explains how each scale works and teaches the interval sequence and number system which simplifies the process of learning scales in all 12 keys and shows how they all connect to each other. 

Don’t just memorise the scales… understand them! 

Suitable for almost any instrument, this book contains Concert Pitch, Bb Pitch, Eb Pitch and Bass Clef notation for every scale and arpeggio exercise in all 12 keys for the following scales… 

Major Scales

Melodic Minor Scales

Harmonic Minor Scales

Natural Minor Scales

Major Pentatonic Scales

Minor Pentatonic Scales

Blues Scales

This book also includes embedded play-along audio files for every scale and arpeggio exercise in every key, instantly available at a touch of the screen, at different tempos that level up as you improve your skills. The interactivity of these digital books makes using them feel more like an app than a book, making them much more engaging for students. 

1008 notated exercises included

4032 embedded play-along audio tracks included

These guides offer a structured practice routine, which allow you to dive right in, and the increasing tempos give a good measure of progress. 

This interactive series of scales practice guides by award-winning musician and educator Buster Birch could be just what you are looking for. 

Download your copy now and get inspired to learn your scales in all 12 keys today! 

    27 August
    Savvy Interactive Music Publishing

    Customer Reviews

    Mmmmm... hummus ,

    Clear, concise and excellent value for money

    This series of books is invaluable for musicians ranging from hobbyists up to pros. The audio resource embedded within the book allow the reader to play at a tempo they feel confident with before beginning to speed up in their own time. The function of each scale is explained very clearly and the book itself is written in an easy to read and very clear style. As a musician moving from the classical world into jazz/rock playing I found these books to be first class and they will help my playing and improvising enormously.

    Kitty Falls ,

    Clear and comprehensive

    This is a great help to a returning player like me. Text and explanations are clear and easy to use. I’m using it to help me learn to play treble clef for a brass band, so the concert/Bb options are a real gift. Thank you.

    Jo&%$$ ,

    Amazing resource for teachers and students

    This book is such a fantastic resource I wish I’d had it years ago when I was a student! Now as a music teacher I can’t wait to try it out on my students. I know they are going to love it. The interactive, touch screen audio buttons make it so quick and easy to jump right in and get practicing. He is obviously a good teacher because he explains the scales in a very clear and easy to understand way. Having all 12 keys together makes it so much easier to see how they all connect. Highly recommended!

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