New ClariNotes Issue: SmartMusic Scales


SmartMusic is best known as accompaniment software, but I have found it useful for assessing scales. The following exercises may be downloaded from my website as SmartMusic Assessment Files. Students get instant feedback and teachers may assess their progress.

  • Baermann Scales (Scale, Broken Chords, Interrupted Scale, and Returning Scale)
  • Klose Scales
  • Klose Arpeggios
  • Klose Thirds

My ClariNotes Newsletter Issue Number 15 gives an overview for how I use this in my studio.