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 about grade 5 (including scales, arpeggios, chromatic, harmonic and melodic minors, dominant and diminshed sevenths). Violin Scales Tutor has a simple interface as shown below.

Vioin Scales Tutor screenshot 1

The app is very simple and intuitive to use. The scales can be organsised in up to 5 sets (e.g. for grades 1 to 5). The scrollable lists at the top allow selection of grade, 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.

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!" button. The scale is selected either from a list of all scales or from a specific set. 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

Vioin Scales Tutor screenshot 2

OK so what are my options here?

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