What would happen if brass and woodwind players were started on much more difficult scales, such as C#/Db and F#/Gb instead of C, F, Bb, and G? Would the terrible tuning of such scale tones be cured? Would musicians who learned the "harder" scales first fly through scale studies in those keys with the same ease as most of us in the "easier" keys? Would they stumble through our "easy" keys as much as we do in our "hard" ones/their "easy" ones? Please let me know. I also want to know if I am the only musician who has pondered this. Now, granted, there is a case to be made about the literature of most beginning groups; most key signatures of beginning pieces tend to be in "easier" keys, so starting musicians off on the "harder" scales wouldn't make sense from that standpoint. Has such an experiment ever been performed?