I’m not entirely knowledgeable about anything other than the ‘Major Method’ (nor the financial rewards of these things!) but someone online pointed me towards a product available in America (and only there, it seems, so it’ll be very pricey to get it over in the UK, alas) that the author seems to be making money off via Amazon.
It is called the ‘Vaughn cube for music theory’ and the first five chapters are available on the author’s YouTube Chanel. With these & in less than an hour, I managed to revolutionise my way of looking at many major scales!
How do others memorise Scales & such? For me, the music side is not that much of a problem -it’s not the weak link or Bottle neck for me & perhaps, it’s the same for others. Many of us know music theoretically but it’s a chore to ‘flip into’ practice then theory & back again in a RealWorld sense.
In short, we can’t bring our textbooks on stage with us!
There is an income stream from THEORY products bought by happy customers who want to know theory AND ALSO by disappointed customers who want to USE theory. If someone (& so far nobody -unless I get hold of a copy of Mr.Vaughn 's book&DVD- has been able to show me they can) can actually come up with a Memory Method tailor-made for Musical Scales (&least!) then I feel sure they will be able to take over the income stream that comes from the many people who feel that IF they buy such & such a music theory book or disc they will be able to USE the information within.
There is a healthy market for musical instruments and devices that consciously or subconsciously promote the idea that if someone buys this item they will be able to play like their heroes who use the same item. This is a business model that the sports industry rely on and to an extent many other markets rely on too.
The musical education market relies on pretty much the same ‘schtick’ as lottery tickets and scratchcard promoters. All they really can genuinely promise their customers is the opportunity IF EXTERNAL THINGS OUTSIDE THEIR CONTROL ARE RIGHT then those customers may be able to realise a long held dream HOWEVER that is not what the customers are thinking!
The customers are thinking “if I purchased this product then what I will hold in my hands and therefore my head is the ability to realise a long held dream” In this case being able to play an instrument well and for that to be acknowledged by themselves and others outside of themselves.
In short: a real-world ability.
Of course many only ever achieve what most scratchcard customers achieve…
If someone were able to come up with a method that can run alongside this well-founded profitable music education market & say to customers “you need this if you are to access properly the products you have and the knowledge you’ve already acquired” then it would be like an electric guitar cable manufacturer saying "hey! I don’t make electric guitars; I don’t even make amps but I make the little thing that fits between them that would render both obsolete if ya didn’t have it! "
If you truly devise a system I would be happy to test it for ya