Practice My Flute Scales (Grade 2 ABRSM)
By IAN SMITH
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Welcome to "Practice My Flute Scales" - a fun way to practise and learn your ABRSM examination scales playing along with a live flautist!
This app is designed to help the user learn, practise and memorise the required scales in the syllabus for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 2 Flute examination.
By playing regularly through the exercises of scales and arpeggios with the accompanying audio track, the user will not only conquer the technical aspects of playing scales and arpeggios, but will subconsciously begin the process of memorisation and, before long, be able to execute the required scales/arpeggios, from memory, with ease.
All scales and arpeggios are displayed in the app, but, in addition, the user can also download a printable PDF booklet, with all the playalong exercises, to their laptop/desktop from the app support website at: http://www.ianandrewsmith.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/flutescales2
The scales are divided into their respected families: Major, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor. Remember, in the examination, the user is only required to play ONE version of a requested minor scale (either Harmonic OR Melodic).
Each individual scale is divided further into various speeds and articulations. Again, please remember that you are required, for the examination, to know the scale AND arpeggio in both forms of articulation: Legato (Slurred) and Staccato (Tongued).
At "Half Speed" and "3/4 Speed" the user is guided slowly through the scale so that full tonal and finger control is established along with gaining familiarity with the notes of the scale itself. In addition to the key signature, note accidentals are displayed (even though they are grammatically not necessary) to give the user total confidence in playing the correct notes. A catchy rhythm backing encourages even tempo (speed) and makes the experience a little more fun!
At "Full Speed", the user can practise the selected scale at the recommended tempo for the examination. This time, just the key signature is displayed. Again, a backing rhythm track establishes a steady tempo to follow. Of course, if the user becomes proficient at this tempo, then he/she can continue to explore raising the speed away from the app environment.
The arpeggios are, again, divided into their respected families: Major, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor.
On selection of the appropriate arpeggio, the exercise is displayed straightaway allowing the user to practise both the Legato and Staccato versions at the recommended speed for the examination along with a metronome beat.
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- Category: Music
- Released: Sep 14, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 30.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IAN SMITH
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.