Scales for audition
My daughter, 12 y.o., is preparing her repertoire for summer program auditions for 2021 (assuming anything actually takes place then...) For auditions that require scales, what is a useful strategy for approaching this? Most of the written requirements simply state: "2 three-octave scales." Is it just that, player's preference - or should she record them in major/minor groups? Is there a preference for variety - say, that demonstrate different finger patterns? We're just not sure concretely what adjudicators are looking for apart from tuning and facility up-and-down the fingerboard.
They are looking for in tune and in rhythm scales. Beyond that, they don't really care, though I would avoid doing two that are relatively the same (ie two easy major keys).
Susan - It's a recorded audition. This is all very helpful - thank you.