The majority of folks, when practicing scales, begin using beat 1 and play through the scale …

And while that makes sense academically, it often doesn’t make good sense musically:-LRB-.

There are 2 reasons: 1) you do not wish to begin your licks on beat 1, so possibly not starting your scales on beat 1 will assist you get used to that.

And 2) if you’re playing a scale, like a mode, that may lead your ear to a note besides the root, not having the root arrive at beat 1 is rather – unsettling … or unfulfilling at the least.

View the video … much easier to show that inform:-RRB-.

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