What is the best way to practice major scales? I know them, or at least, can write them all out and figure them out in my head. I'm trying to get them to translate to my horn and I'm not having much trouble, but what's the most efficient way of drilling it all into my skull? It's not that I have trouble picking up which notes are in which scale, it's just getting my fingers in motion properly. I was just practicing with my metronome set at 80bpm doing eighth notes, going from tonic to tonic and back down again, supertonic to supertonic and back down again, mediant to mediant and back down again etc etc. I did this through my entire range and went around the cycle of fourths. I decided I'd had enough after doing this for the key of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab and Db. I'll pick it up and do some more later. What's everyone's preferred method of practicing? Arbans? One key at a time until it's perfected? Cycling like me?