Re: [Harp-L] Re: Phrasing and Spacing

Practicing scales just reaffirms your note choices based on that particular  
scale/harmony. It helps your inner ear hear the possibilities. 
For instance, if you sustain a low pedal tone "C" (lead weight holding down  
the key on a synthesizer set for long tone, like an organ tone) and play a "D  
dominant seventh" scale up and down, you will help train your inner ear 
"hear"  what a raised fourth (or sharp eleventh) sounds like. 
Start your scale on different scale degrees to free your inner ear from  
always moving towards root position or 1st degree references. 
The Iceman
In a message dated 1/23/2008 1:36:53 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
gpopenoe@xxxxxxxxx writes:

I still  practice my scales. But that is just so I don't have to think  
about  them when I play right?

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