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Why is C major the hardest scale on the piano?

Asked to me on Quora

Because itโ€™s the first scale everyone learns. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And scales aren’t easy to play.

But C Major will become the foundation you build all of your coordination on.

And soon you’ll soon be able to play in new keys – F Major, Bb Major all the way up to Gb/F# Major.

And as your scale practice increases your confidence and poise, your fingers will start to move on auto pilot, easier and faster.

And by the time you return to C Major – that smooth landscape of no sharps or flats – your fingers will just fly.

So I guess the beauty and irony of C Major is that it is both technically the hardest scale to learn, but the easiest scale to play.