Scales in 7th chords

A piano exercise

Matt Crump


December 24, 2023

“An armadillo piano player practicing playing piano in the middle of a desert with a bright blue sky” - LCM_Dreamshaper_v7

This exercise has two parts. Practice around the circle of fifths.

  1. Play the major scale up and down using 7th chords.

I∆7 II-7 III-7 IV∆7 V7 VI-7 VII-Dim7

  1. Play each chord as an arpeggio, but start on the 7th and play down to the root.

Notes: very easy to burn through this in C without thinking. G and F are decent, everything else is slow. Need to keep practicing the hard ones.