LMEA District IX

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All-State Orchestra – Scale and Octave Requirements

All scales are to be played at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 60. Violin Scales are to be played as four slurred sixteenth notes per bow, ascending and descending. All scales are to be played two octaves except where indicated otherwise.

2016-17 – G major (3 octaves), C major, F major, E-flat major
2017-18 – A major (3 octaves), D major, E major, B- flat major
2018-19 – G major (3 octaves), C major, F major, E-flat major
2019-20 – A major (3 octaves), D major, E major, B- flat major

Viola Scales are to be played as four slurred sixteenth notes per bow, ascending and descending. All scales are to be played two octaves except where indicated otherwise.

2016-17 – C major (3 octaves), G major, F major, E-flat major
2017-18 – D major (3 octaves), A major, E major, B-flat major
2018-19 – C major (3 octaves), G major, F major, E-flat major
2019-20 – D major (3 octaves), A major, E major, B-flat major

Cello Scales are to be played two slurred eighth notes per bow, ascending and descending. All scales are to be played two octaves except where indicated otherwise.

2016-17 – C major (3 octaves), G major, F major, E-flat major
2017-18 – D major (3 octaves), A major, E major, B-flat major
2018-19 – C major (3 octaves), G major, F major, E-flat major
2019-20 – D major (3 octaves), A major, E major, B-flat major

Bass Scales are to be played two slurred eighth notes per bow, ascending and descending. All scales are to be played one octave except where indicated otherwise.

2016-17 – F major (2 octaves), C major, G major, E-flat major
2017-18 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major
2018-19 – F major (2 octaves), C major, G major, E-flat major
2019-20 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major

Piano Scales will be played in sixteenth notes, legato, ascending and descending. All scales should be played four octaves.

2016-17 – C major, G major, F major, E-flat major
2017-18 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major
2018-19 – C major, G major, F major, E-flat major
2019-20 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major

Harp Scales will be played in sixteenth notes, legato, ascending and descending. All scales should be played four octaves.

2016-17 – C major, G major, F major, E-flat major
2017-18 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major
2018-19 – C major, G major, F major, E-flat major
2019-20 – D major, A major, E major, B-flat major

 

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