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What is the hardest scale? (In your subjective opinion)

C Major
4 (28.6%)
c natural minor
0 (0%)
c harmonic minor
0 (0%)
c melodic minor
0 (0%)
C# Major / D♭Major
0 (0%)
c# natural minor
0 (0%)
c# harmonic minor
0 (0%)
c# melodic minor
0 (0%)
D Major
1 (7.1%)
d natural minor
1 (7.1%)
d harmonic minor
0 (0%)
d melodic minor
0 (0%)
E♭Major
0 (0%)
d# natural minor / e♭ natural minor
0 (0%)
d# harmonic minor / e♭harmonic minor
0 (0%)
d# melodic minor / e♭melodic minor
0 (0%)
E Major
0 (0%)
e natural minor
0 (0%)
e harmonic minor
0 (0%)
e melodic minor
0 (0%)
F Major
0 (0%)
f natural minor
2 (14.3%)
f harmonic minor
0 (0%)
f melodic minor
0 (0%)
F# Major / G♭Major
1 (7.1%)
f# natural minor
0 (0%)
f# harmonic minor
0 (0%)
f# melodic minor
0 (0%)
G Major
0 (0%)
g natural minor
0 (0%)
g harmonic minor
0 (0%)
g melodic minor
0 (0%)
A ♭ Major
0 (0%)
a ♭natural minor / g# natural minor
2 (14.3%)
a ♭ harmonic minor / g# harmonic minor
0 (0%)
a ♭ melodic minor/ g# melodic minor
0 (0%)
A Major
0 (0%)
a natural minor
1 (7.1%)
a harmonic minor
0 (0%)
a melodic minor
0 (0%)
B ♭ Major
0 (0%)
b ♭natural minor / a# natural minor
0 (0%)
b ♭ harmonic minor / a# harmonic minor
2 (14.3%)
b ♭ melodic minor / a# melodic minor
0 (0%)
B Major
0 (0%)
b natural minor
0 (0%)
b harmonic minor
0 (0%)
b melodic minor
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 7



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Topic: Hardest scale  (Read 336 times)

Offline nonickname10293

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Hardest scale
on: January 14, 2024, 01:50:45 AM
Iím bringing up a question that was asked in 2008, with this post: https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=30913.0
I am giving you 4 votes per user for the 3 minors, and major.
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Offline brogers70

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #1 on: January 14, 2024, 11:03:17 AM
I find D major the hardest, in terms of getting up to high speed and maintaining evenness. I find the easiest ones are the ones that use 3-4 black keys.

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #2 on: January 15, 2024, 12:09:24 PM
My pick was harmonic B flat minor because I think it lies the least naturally under my hand.

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #3 on: February 16, 2024, 04:34:48 PM
I find D major the hardest, in terms of getting up to high speed and maintaining evenness. I find the easiest ones are the ones that use 3-4 black keys.
Very true
Canít forget d minor also, Mazeppa being a good example
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Offline pianopro181

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 09:20:40 PM
D Major is very awkward for some reason. Only one for me really maybe other than perhaps Bb minor

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #5 on: February 20, 2024, 12:42:37 PM
D Major is very awkward for some reason. Only one for me really maybe other than perhaps Bb minor
Personally I donít understand the difficulties, d major is one of the easiest for me
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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #6 on: February 20, 2024, 03:26:43 PM
Personally I donít understand the difficulties, d major is one of the easiest for me

What I mean is I find it more awkward than the others. But all the Ďregularí scales and arpeggios are fine. Things like F major 7th arpeggios in 3 inversions however are a different beast all together.   

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #7 on: February 20, 2024, 09:13:32 PM
Personally I donít understand the difficulties, d major is one of the easiest for me

I will guess that those of us who find D major to be relatively hard (I mean relatively - they're all only scales) are those whose 2nd finger is shorter than their fourth.

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #8 on: February 20, 2024, 09:16:22 PM
I will guess that those of us who find D major to be relatively hard (I mean relatively - they're all only scales) are those whose 2nd finger is shorter than their fourth.
Weird, my fourth finger is much larger than my 2nd
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Offline pianopro181

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Re: Hardest scale
Reply #9 on: February 20, 2024, 10:13:14 PM
I will guess that those of us who find D major to be relatively hard (I mean relatively - they're all only scales) are those whose 2nd finger is shorter than their fourth.

Hmm, thatís interesting I never actually thought about it. As it turns out my fourth finger is more or less the same length as my index in my right hand but longer than my index in my left
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