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How do you feel about scales? Many people would agree that they play a necessary part in our musical education as string players, though most people will have had mixed feelings about implementing them in practice.
Violist of the PUBLIQuartet, composer and educator Nick Revel speaks to online editor Davina Shum about the role of scales in his playing, both past and present. Nick has devised a play-along tool for practising scales and arpeggios called DragonScales and he shares what this scale system can offer the modern player.
Find out more about DragonScales here. Sheet music is available here.
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