Importance of Scales in Piano Education in Turkey


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2148-2155 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.444
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2148-2155
  • Keywords: Scales, Piano Education, Music Education Department, Turkey
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Practicing scales has important place in piano education to improve students' technique and dexterity, also improve timing and help the ear training. This research is qualitative research was made by interviewing six piano teachers who is working in Piano Education Departments in Turkey with semi-structured questions. It was indentify how has given the scales education in these schools. According to findings it shows that there is not any standardization in the curriculums of Music Educations Department Piano Education in Turkey and also there is same lacks as in same universities don't play all scales like triple scales and students don't practice convenient. Piano teachers gave advises to practice to scales more efficient like start from the major keys by separate the hands and gradually use metronome, practice regularly. The aim of this study is to improve the scale education. It is important because practicing scales is starting at the beginning of piano education and even you get profession practicing scales never finish. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu