Patreon MUSICARTA Premium

Chromatic Scales

At the Interval



Semitones are slippery characters! It's a challenge to keep track of them, but they're essential for filling out melodic lines and adding color to chords.

Regular, dedicated work with semitones will develop your aural skills, and these pattern-based finger drills will challenge you to precise listening and thinking.

Chromatic
Scales

Similar Motion

Contrary Motion

At Intervals

Changing Intervals

Chromatic STTPs

Download the PDF for the Scale City Chromatic Scales here.

Chromatic scales at intervals

Of course, the intervals you'll want to practice moving chromatically are the harmonious ones - thirds, tenths and sixths.

Major tenths

Prepare for chromatic major thirds by inserting an octave 'breathing room' first.



Major thirds

The major third is such an essential interval, it's imperative to be able to recognize it anywhere and move it seamlessly around the keyboard.



Minor tenths

Prepare for chromatic minor thirds with minor tenths first.



Minor thirds

Now the minor thirds. This is very 'close quarter' work. Just accept having the hands rub alongside each other.



Minor sixths

Although the interval is a minor sixth (eight semitones), what you hear is major C scale played in chromatic sixths.



Major sixths

Because we tend to listen to the top note of any interval or chord, what you hear here is some type of C minor scale.



Vary your practice different rhythms - group the notes in triplets, for example (stress in threes), play different groupings in the different hands.

You should be able to play all these patterns over two octaves, comfortably, and ideally, starting from any (major/minor/10th/3rd/6th) interval on the keyboard. Remember - its the same fingers on the notes, wherever you start!

Then go on to the next page - chromatic scales at changing intervals.

Chromatic
Scales

Similar Motion

Contrary Motion

At Intervals

Changing Intervals

Chromatic STTPs


Musicarta Patreon
SCALES SERIES
Reference
Scale fingering
Scale Practice Patterns (SPPs)
Scale-tone practice patterns (STPPs)
Chromatic Scales
Fun Stuff
Other scales


The Musicarta
BEAT & RHYTHM WORKBOOK is now available!

A methodical approach to keyboard syncopation for

ONLY $24.95!

Learn more!


MUSICARTA
PUBLICATIONS

exciting keyboard
creativity courses


THE MUSICARTA
CHORDS 101
WORKBOOK
CHORDS 101 cover
Exclusively on
MUSICARTA
PATREON

Learn more!

THE MUSICARTA
~HANON~

video course
The Musicarta Hanon cover

ONLY $24.95
BUY NOW!
Also on
Musicarta
Patreon


THE MUSICARTA
PENTATONICS
WORKBOOK

video course
The Musicarta Hanon cover
ONLY $24.95
BUY NOW!

Learn more

GREENSLEEVES
Creative Keyboard

video course
GREENSLEEVES

THE MUSICARTA
BEAT AND RHYTHM
WORKBOOK
Beat and Rhythm Workbook
ONLY $24.95

Buy Now
Also available on
Udemy
andMusicarta Patreon Learn more!

PIANO SOLOS
- Volume 1 -
Piano Solos Vol. 1
ONLY $19.95
Buy Now
Learn more

THE MUSICARTA
12-BAR PIANO
STYLES WORKBOOK
Musicarta 12-bar Piano Styles
ONLY $19.95
Buy Now

THE
MUSICARTA MODES
WORKBOOK
Musicarta Modes Workbook
ONLY $19.95
Buy Now

MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE
Musicarta Easy Piano Style
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now

THE
CANON PROJECT

video course
The Canon Project
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now

THE PYRAMIDS
VARIATIONS

video course
The Pyramids Variations
ONLY $19.95
Buy Now
Also on Udemy and Musicarta Patreon
Learn more

KEY CHORDS VOL.1
Key Chords Vol.1
ONLY $24.95
Buy Now

'Chords for Carl'
- Piano Solo -

video course

Chords for Carl
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now

‘Mariaan’
- Piano Solo -

ONLY $14.95
Buy Now
Learn more

All the Musicarta
YouTube playlists
Pyramids
Pentatonics
Canon Project
Key Chords
Modes
Musicarta
Easy Piano
Musicarta
Blues & 12-bar
Beat & Rhythm
Solos
'Mariaan'
Chords for Carl
Songbook
Basic Music-
making Position
Left-hand-over
Style
Suspensions
Enya Solos
Scales
Technical Exercises
Triads and Inversions