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Welcome to Violin Scales Tutor!

Violin Scales Tutor is an app for Andoid devices that helps you learn scales and arpeggios on the violin up to Grade 5 (including scales, arpeggios, chromatic, harmonic and melodic minors, dominant and diminshed sevenths). It is designed to be very easy and intuitive to use which makes it suitable for all ages. All the details of the scale you want to practise can be selected from a single scroll wheel and the scale and finger pattern displayed on the same screen. You can be up and running instantly without needeing to learn about the app.

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See a short video of Violin Scales Tutor in action:

Violin Scales Tutor has a comprehensive list of scales. whichever exam board you are with, you should find the scales you need up to about grade 5. The scales can be organsised in up to 5 sets. You can use sets to store scales for each grade or to group scales for practising. The scrollable lists at the top allow selection of set, key, scale or arpeggio and octave. The required scale is displayed along with a picture of the fingerboard with the recommended finger pattern for the scale. This means the scale can be played immediately by following the finger pattern and the pattern can be associated with the notes in the scale itself. This provides a highly effective way of learning the scale and the associated notes in music notation.

Each scale can be rated from 1 to 5 stars. This allows you to track progress on scales and target scales that need more work.

You can also ask for a random scale or arpeggio to be displayed using the "Just gimme a scale!" feature. The scale is selected either from a list of all scales or from a specific set, depending on what is selected from the scoll wheel. This simulates exam conditions and helps to prevent a focus on "favourite" scales.

Violin Scales Tutor has a simple set-up screen that allows you to assign a scale to one or more sets. You could assign scales according to grades or you may need your own groupings e.g. to support practice for some specific pieces. The set-up screen also allows you to reset your scale sets and your ratings

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What scales and arpeggios are included?

Here is the complete list currently included:

One Octave Two Octaves Three Octaves
A Major
Ab Major
C Major
D Major
D Minor
D Minor Harmonic
D Minor Melolic
E Major
E Minor
E Minor Meloldic
E Minor harmonic
Eb Major
F Major
G Major
G Minor
G Minor Harmonic
G Minor Melodic
D Chromatic
A Chromatic
E Chromatic
B Chromatic
C Dominant 7th
G Dominant 7th
D Dominant 7th
A Dominant 7th
E Dominant 7th
Eb Dominant 7th
Bb Dominant 7th
G Diminished 7th
D Diminished 7th
G Major
G Minor Melodic
G Minor Harmonic
Ab Major
A Major
A Minor Harmonic
A Minor Melodic
G# Minor Harmonic
G# Minor Melodic
Bb Major
Bb Minor Harmonic
Bb Minor Melodic
B Major
B Minor Harmonic
B Minor Melodic
C Major
C Minor Harmonic
C Minor Melodic
C# Minor Harmonic
C# Minor Melodic
D Major
D Minor Harmonic
D Minor Melodic
Db Major
Eb Major
E Major
E Minor Harmonic
E Minor Melodic
F Major
G Chromatic
A Chromatic
Bb Chromatic
C Dominant 7th
D Dominant 7th
Db Dominant 7th
A Major
A Minor Harmonic
A Minor Melodic
G Major
G Minor Harmonic
G Minor Melodic

OK so what are my options here?

The app is designed to run on any Android phone or tablet device. The app will size itself to use available screen space. The image below shows Violin Scales Tutor running on a tablet.

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There is a cost for the app but there are no further in-app costs and no adverts

You can get Violin Scales Tutor from the Google Play Store here: Violin Scales Tutor.