Working on scales should be an essential part of our daily practice.Too often though, possibly due to over familiarity, focus is not as acute as it could be, with little thought as to exactly what it is we are trying to achieve. Our minds blissfully wander as we go through the motions.As such a degree of co-ordination can be established,but strength in each and every finger,leading to greater control and independence, cannot take place. In this exercise, by creating a step shift in every other beat, concentration and focus will need to be paramount (in particular in minor keys).

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