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Stressed Scale Practice Patterns
~ 3rds, 6ths and 10ths - ConMo
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Stressed scale practice patterns (SSPPs) helps you learn your scales by making you want to ‘keep the notes coming’ until you get to a satisfactory ending note.

This SSPP mini-series also an opportunity to 'rise above' and play from abstract patterns, by using the contour diagrams rather than MS, then transposing them into other keys/scale fingering groups.

You will need to have worked through the first three pages of this mini-series to tackle the exercises on this page.

Stressed Scale Practice Patterns (SSPPs)

SSPPs in SimMo

SSPPs in ConMo

SSPPs in 3rds, 6ths & 10ths

3rds, 6ths & 10ths in ConMo

Contrary motion SSPPs from 3rds, 6ths and 10ths

Your final challenge is to play contrary motion scales in both symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, starting from an interval of a third, sixth or tenth - that is, from a different note in each hand.

We'll start with symmetrical patterns stressed in threes and fours over a span (height) of two octaves, starting from a third (LH on the tonic) or sixth (RH on the tonic).

Play the patterns in C, with a strong rhythmic stress, from the starting interval indicated.

(in threes)


(in fours)


Transpose the symmetrical contrary-motion patterns into A and E flat majors.


(in threes)

(in fours)



Asymmetrical patterns in threes

Now try some asymmetrical contrary motion patterns stressed in threes.

The patterns play from 1. a 3rd; 2. a 6th; 3. a 10th; and 4. a 6th.

How is the second of the patterns 'flipped'? Vertically, horizontally, or both?


Transpose the asymmetrical contrary-motion patterns in threes into F and D flat majors.


Asymmetrical patterns in fours

Now try some asymmetrical contrary motion patterns stressed in fours.

Just one pair; from a 6th, and from a 10th.


Transpose the asymmetrical contrary-motion patterns in fours into B and E flat majors.


Asymmetrical patterns in sixes

Now try playing a pair of asymmetrical contrary motion patterns stressed in sixes.

Just one pair; from a 6th, and from a 10th.


Transpose the asymmetrical contrary-motion patterns in fours into A and F sharp majors.


Playing scales in contrary motion starting from an interval, guided by a 'contour diagram' (and your ear), and transposing the patterns into other keys is high-level musical activity!

Be sure to profit from you ability to do such a thing by moving towards more exclusive (and better paid!) niches in the music business!

Browse the tabs in the Scales series nav (top right) for more ways to enjoy and leverage your scale practice. Or browse the SSPP series again for any transposing tasks you might have skipped, first time round.

Stressed Scale Practice Patterns (SSPPs)

SSPPs in SimMo

SSPPs in ConMo

SSPPs in 3rds, 6ths & 10ths

3rds, 6ths & 10ths in ConMo

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