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Week 2 begins! The key for the 2nd Monday is F#/Gb. Go for it!

1. Major power scale (1 2 3 4 5)

2. Minor power scale (1 2 b3 4 5)

3. Phrygian power scale (1 b2 b3 4 5)

4. Octave major arpeggio (1 3 5 8 5 3)

5. Octave minor arpeggio (1 b3 5 8 5 b3)

6. Octave chromatic scale

7. Optional (or alternate with major PS): major scale to the 9th (= 2 major power scales, stacked)

8. Optional but highly recommended: do a free jam in that key. Try everything/anything you can think of. Steps, leaps, go all over the place.

Do each at 3 or 4 speeds, from deliberate to lickedy-split. You may record your fastest times to compare your speeds among varies scales or keys.

Vary articulation: all slurred, 2+2, all tongued. Double-tongued – two notes per pitch

Optional, but fun: add accents, e.g. duple, triple, or odd meter

Optional but fun: do any of this with a partner – make it into a duet. You can add fun stuff like accents that are different (they do duple, you do triple, e.g.). Or you do scale while they do arpeggio.

Idea: Add any other pattern you like to extend your knowledge of today’s (or any day’s) scale.