Ways to Practice Scales

To get to know them better you can't just buy them a drink...
  1. Practice scale normally
    Duh...
  2. Practice scale full range
    Helps identify notes out of scale range
  3. Practice scale from the middle of the scale (mode)
    Makes you think about notes when you start on a different tonal center
  4. Practice thirds
    Intervals always help
  5. Practice fourths
    Intervals always help
  6. Practice fifths
    Intervals always help
  7. Create patterns and play the pattern over all of the scales
    Makes you think about the notes instead of just playing the notes and memorizing the feeling
  8. Practice articulation and other technique building exercises on scales you don't know that well
    Two birds
  9. Practice arpeggios
    Chord tones duh