The ‘Piano Scales Detective’ SHAKEDOWN!

Make piano scales EASY to learn, and FUN to master, with our comprehensive ‘Scales Shakedown’ Bingo Games. DEVELOP your students’ scales DRILL into something stimulating and engaging. This bundle of UNIQUE scales game boards includes SIXTY-SIX quirky CHALLENGES! 

Great for all ages and stages – Elementary, Intermediate and even Advanced levels.


  • ALL Major & Minor keys – Including THREE types of minor scales: Harmonic, Melodic & Natural minor.
  • THREE different gaming levels – Take students from the easy, to intermediate, to advanced scales, with lots of ‘finger twisting’ fun!
  • ‘Easy’ – Level 1:  Challenges are mostly hand separately, allowing students to master the note patterns and fingerings before moving on.
  • ‘Early Intermediate’ – Level 2:  Challenges now include plenty of work for hands together and in contrary motion, for developing pianists.
  • ‘Late Intermediate to Advanced’ – Level 3:  Now the challenge level is increased to include lots of quirky tricks and twists. A great way to keep your more advanced students engaged with their technical work!
  • The ‘Shakedown Games’ combine easily with the ‘Scales Detective Pictorial Worksheets’. This makes piano scale patterns and their unique fingerings more MEMORABLE and engaging. What better way for kids to learn scales, than to colour-code the note & finger patterns for themselves?!
  • Each game set includes a unique, colourful Leader Board, allowing you to easily run a studio-wide ‘Scales Challenge Comp’.  Build MOTIVATION levels to encourage all your students to achieve their personal best.  (This could work well for a summer ‘piano camp’ too!)
  • Help students take responsibility for their own learning, by letting them track their own progress. ‘Personal Best Charts’ are ALSO included with every single set.

Why is scales mastery so important?  Well, it leads to improved technique and fluency on piano, a good tactile memory of the ‘keyboard geography’ of each key, and a better understanding of the building blocks of music theory. The ‘Scales Shakedown’ Bingo Games give you a BIG bundle of practice tricks and strategies, to get students happily drilling and mastering their piano scales.

Take a look through all three levels:

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Elementary – Intermediate – Advanced
The ‘Scales Detective SHAKEDOWN’ games makes mastering scales FUN!

This scales teaching bundle is also designed to work alongside the scales requirements in all piano exam syllabi  – What a fun way to prepare for piano exams!

Are you just getting students started on scales? Do you need an easy way to help students learn scale notes and finger patterns?  Check out our ‘Scales Detective PICTORIAL Worksheets’ below:

These ‘Scales Detective Pictorial Worksheets’ make piano scales EASY for students to remember.  Teaching scales through keyboard exploration – students colour in the notes needed, and write on their finger patterns you provide.  Take it one step further, and make scales come alive by ‘colour coding’ scale notes to match the groups of 3’s and 4’s found in the fingering for each scale – How practical!

Take a look through the ‘Pictorial Scales’ Worksheets:

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All the Scales Shakedown Game levels AND the Pictorial Scales Worksheets are Available Immediately:
Purchase Options Explained:

1/. BIG Scales Bundle – All 3 levels of the ‘Scales SHAKEDOWN Games’ AND also all the ‘Pictorial Scales’ Worksheets, AND all 4 Leader Boards – SAVE 20% with this big bundle.  This option will give you everything shown here – All the games, pictorial worksheets, student’s ‘personal best’ chart and all 4 leader boards – with a BIG saving of 20%

2/. ‘Scales SHAKEDOWN’ Triple Game Bundle – This option will give you ALL three levels of the Shakedown Games, and the ‘personal best’ chart AND all 4 leader boards (it does not include the ‘Pictorial Worksheets’). This option saves 15%

3/. ‘Scales Detective Shakedown’ – Level 1 – Elementary:  Includes the level 1 game, and the matching Level 1 Leader Board, and the ‘Personal Best’ chart

4/. ‘Scales Detective Shakedown’ – Level 2 – Early Intermediate:  Includes the Level 2 game, and the matching Level 2 Leader Board, and the ‘Personal Best’ chart

5/. ‘Scales Detective Shakedown’ – Level 3 – Late Intermediate to Advancing: Includes the Level 3 game, and the matching Level 3 Leader Board, and the ‘Personal Best’ chart

6/.  Scales Detective ‘Pictorial Worksheet’ Sets – This option is for those who already have the Shakedown Scale Games, and now want to quickly add on these helpful & fun worksheets – Save 15% on this complete set of pictorial worksheets, compared to purchasing each of the worksheets separately.

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Do your students already know their scales? Test their ‘exam-readiness’ with our Scales Lucky Dip game

And don’t forget to use it as a practice game too – What a great way to randomise practice, check memorisation, and make scales performance bullet-proof!

General Information:

All these materials are available immediately, by digital download, from your customer account dashboard.  And don‘t forget, we maintain all your ’88 Musical Keys’ resources, in your own private, Customer Dashboard…for free. Purchase once, and you can download, print and use it ANY time – including any file upgrades we add!

LicensingFor great value, all options here include a Single Teacher Studio License:

You may print 88 Musical Keys activities, games, music, cards and posters for all the students you teach directly and personally, for your lifetime! (Music schools with multiple teachers will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using this material, of course. Contact us if you need a ‘multiple teacher’ license.) 

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