I am working on a Sevcik shifting exercise.
It is written in C major, but it says that I have
to repeat it in 11 different keys. It doesn't mean to
transpose, it means that F (for instance) in G major
wouldn't become a note of an entirely different name,
it would just become F#. I'm fine in G major and the
obviously easier ones, but when it gets into all those
sharps and flats, I get totally lost and don't even
know how to approach it! I thought practicing scales
in these keys would help me, but it doesn't. I can
play a scale as perfectly as any teacher could ask
because with a scale I know how it's supposed to sound.
I know the sound of major, minor, melodic etc, as long
as I start the scale on the note of the name of the
scale. When it comes to this exercise starting on
either A, Ab, or A# no matter what strange sounding
key it's in, I just get a headache. Please help,
I don't even know how to approach this.
Thanks, if anyone can help me I'll be so grateful!