A Lifetime of Scale Secrets Revealed!
Imagine spending all your practice time making music…
Yeah, right! In the real world, you first have to learn the notes, fix intonation, and work things up to tempo. It’s exhausting, and it never ends.
But what if you could take care of all those things in advance? And not just for one piece, but for every piece you’ll ever play?
The secret is hiding in plain sight: scales! Ace them, and you’ll start every new piece near the finish line.
The trick is knowing how to spend your valuable scale time. And whether you’ve tried every book, or never played a scale before, I’ve got you
covered with my new book: Scales: The Road to Repertoire.
Don’t Just Read About Scales;
See and Hear Them Too
Passion For Playing
We all struggle to master these techniques, and when you don’t have a regular teacher to guide you, it’s easy to find yourself stuck in unhelpful habits that not only hinder your playing, but can even lead to injury!
But believe me, no matter how long you’ve tussled with a particular technique, you *can* learn to play with more finesse, nuance and control…and have total command over your sound and phrasing!
Stop wondering whether you’re playing enough scales, or “doing them right”. Invite me into your studio to guide the most important minutes of your practice time.
After a round of scales with me, you’ll be energized and finely tuned for whatever playing your day might bring.
Heifetz practiced scales six days a week… and on the seventh day, he rested! When your hands have “seen it all” in your scale work, you can step onto stage comfortably. Or take a day off to enjoy the finer non-violin things in life. Your foundation will be there waiting for you.
Playing the violin or viola shouldn’t tire you out! Scale time is when you learn to relax, and to draw maximum sound out of your instrument with minimal effort. I can show you how to let the notes fall right under your fingers.
And let’s not forget that warding off tension is the best way to avoid injury!
Forget slowly “working passages up” with the metronome. If you want to play fast in pieces, it all starts with fast scales. And you can get there much faster than you think.
In fact, once I learned the secrets of note grouping, I couldn’t believe the time I’d wasted practicing the old way!
Crash Scale Diet
I paid a high price for my first scale breakthrough
Where were you when you first opened the Flesch Scales?
I had just arrived at Curtis, and my new teacher told me to get through the entire book that week.
But I couldn’t even get past the first line! It went all the way up the G string, and it was as intimidating as any concerto I’d ever played.
Well, I forced myself to get through four hours of scales the first day… and the next day, and every day that week. I could tell I was close to getting injured.
And then it happened: my scale moment. Desperate to play some music again, I picked up a Kreisler piece I hadn’t played in ages.
I felt like I’d borrowed someone else’s hands! I’d gotten my first taste of the virtuoso life, and I never wanted to look back. But I couldn’t face another week like that one.
Scales: The Road to Repertoire, conveniently formatted for all devices or for printing
- PDF, Apple, Amazon, Google, EPUB files
- 330 pages of scale wisdom
- 3-octave routines in all 24 keys
- Violin and viola versions included
- Tested practice strategies
The only Scale book that actually shows you how to practice and perform scales
- Four hours of exclusive video lessons
- Companion videos for book chapters
- Sound quality, pitch, working with tuners
- Rhythmic variations, building speed
- Shifting, arpeggios, double-stops
- My performances of complete routines
- Exclusive bundle pricing
$200 worth of videos. Limited time.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
I know that you’re going to love this new approach to scale practice, and that you’ll reap the benefits for years to come. I’m so confident, in fact, that I’ll be happy to refund your purchase if you contact me within 30 days… no questions asked!
The Road To
BONUS: Nathan’s Scale Chart
Included free with Scales: The Road to Repertoire
Track time, exercises, and keys for all 7 days of the week (6 if you’re Heifetz!)
- Mix and match exercises day to day
- Note what’s working and what needs fine-tuning
- Chart your progress week to week
Hi, I’m Nathan Cole
…and I’ve been helping violinists and violists, online, for the last 10 years.
It all started because I couldn’t bear to say the same thing about the Schumann Scherzo in one more lesson! So I made a video and put it on YouTube. 2 million views later, my videos have helped players the world over to reach their next level and win auditions.
Last summer, I created and hosted the first ever Violympic Games, with more than 400 participants worldwide.
And when I’m not teaching, I sit First Associate Concertmaster in the Los Angeles Philharmonic… just a few feet away from my wife Akiko, who’s Assistant Concertmaster! Together we host the podcast Stand Partners for Life.
The Road To Repertoire Right For You?
If you're a violinist or violist, I can answer that question:
This Is a Limited Time Offer only for $64
There’s no substitute for actually watching and listening to elite-level scale practice
- I do a bang-up job writing about tuning, if I do say so myself! But seriously: wouldn’t it be easier to just hear the intervals as I do?
- Once again, there’s plenty to read about how fingers work together in groups… but once you see and hear the difference, you’ll get it instantly.
- One of the keys to my scale work is mixing bow strokes, and I can’t wait to show you just how to make them pop.
- When you get into 3-octave scales and arpeggios, your shifts will either pave the way or leave you with a rocky road. I can show you just how to get around.
- I actually walk you through all three example routines: one with no shifts (a personal favorite), another with increased range, and a third that simulates my actual day-to-day work!
- Lock in lifetime access to the Scales video course at this bundle-only pricing.