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play (or sing or practise) scales

Definition of play or sing or practise scales in English:

Music Perform the notes of a scale as an exercise for the fingers or voice.
Example sentences
  • Eventually these skills may be polished by practicing scales, arpeggios and the like hands together, with one hand at a higher dynamic level.
  • Some of them were trying to get their voices ready by singing scales, but otherwise, most of the girls were silent.
  • Others tell of voices practising scales in empty rooms.
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