How to Play the C Major Scale on the Xylophone





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Published on Feb 6, 2011

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All major scales contain seven distinct notes and follow the same pattern of intervals, or steps, between those notes: whole-whole-half-whole-whole-whole-half.http://cnx.org/content/m10851/latest/... C major scale, then, looks like this: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.

Step 1: Memorize the Notes

The C major scale contains no flats and no sharps; all notes are natural. On a piano keyboard, this means that the scale only consists of the white keys. Although a xylophone's bars are not black and white, they are arranged like a piano keyboard, so remembering the white keys might be helpful. The notes of an ascending C major scale are C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG89pI... the scale in both ascending and descending order.

Step 2: Play Using Proper Technique

The basic, proper technique for playing a xylophone with two mallets is a left-right-left-right pattern. Begin on C with the left hand, play D with the right hand and so on up the scale. When you reach the octave C, play the same way back down the scale.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG89pI... your time; it is more effective to play slowly and correctly than quickly and incorrectly.

Step 3: Listen and Practice

Listen to the way the scale sounds, paying particular attention to the way C, the tonic or tonal center, feels like the natural place for the scale to end.http://cnx.org/content/m10851/latest/... and learning the way the scale sounds will help you recognize when you have hit a wrong note. Practice until you feel comfortable with the way a C major scale sounds and feels to play. Once you have mastered the C major scale, you'll be able to play any piece of music written in the key of C major without missing notes.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQRoA...

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