Scales are a basic element of music, and players have been practising them throughout the history of stringed instruments.

Practising scales is one of the cornerstones of learning to play a stringed instrument, providing a neutral framework for concentrating on such things as tone, intonation and position shifts

The Author, Olli-Pekka Karppinen is himself a violist and has been teaching the viola at the Tampere Conservatoire in Finland since 2001. Read more...