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Instructions

Getting started

  • Click "Settings..." to change the way the drill works — you can decide to build scales, identify them on the staff, or identify them by sound. You can also control which scales you'll be asked, and if sounds will play.
  • Click "Start Drill" to see your first question.

If you chose "Build scales on staff":

  • You'll see a staff with a single note on it (the first note in the scale), and the name of a scale. Add in the notes to make the scale one at a time, by clicking on the note button you need, then clicking on the staff.
  • If you get it right, you'll get another scale to build. If you try adding a wrong note the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • Hints: you can click "Play scale" to hear the entire scale, "Play Notes on Staff" to hear the notes you've added so far, or "Give up" to see the answer (then click "Go Ahead" when you're ready).

If you chose "Identify scales on staff":

  • You'll see a staff with a scale on it. Identify the scale by selecting it from the choice box.
  • If you get it right, you'll get another scale to identify. If you were wrong the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • Hints: you can click "Play scale" to hear the scale, or "Give up" to see the answer (then click "Go Ahead" when you're ready). to the next scale.

If you chose "Identify scales by sound":

  • You'll see a blank staff and hear a scale played. Identify the scale by selecting it from the choice box.
  • If you get it right, you'll get another scale to identify. If you were wrong the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • Hints: you can click "Play scale" to hear the scale again, or "Give up" to see the answer (then click "Go Ahead" when you're ready).

When you're done working, click "Stop Drill".

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