Kenneth Burns wrote:I've started working on scales lately for the first time in a long time. I always learn a lot about music when I really focus on scales.
Back when I took bass lessons, one of my teachers asked me to learn how to play scales in different positions - missionary, piledriver, etc. He also taught me how to play a rusty trombone.
Music lessons were very helpful. I wouldn't be the slow-handed hack I am today without 'em. After the patterns become second nature to your fingers, it frees up space in your mind to learn other stuff like arrangements, lyrics, TIVO programming, etc.