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First we play scales [and] chords in the beginning of lessons, then we play natural horn exercises from me or from [the] Freiburg Austrian natural horn etudes, then we play easy etudes from Gallay or Arban, then Kopprasch, Kling, Kaucky, Kofron (a composer from second half of 20th century, taught harmony and intonation, and wrote a sonatina for horn and etudes).
Whoever said that there's nothing black and white about First Nations reality never spent much time learning to play scales on a keyboard.
Music teachers make students play scales over and over, and even the most skilled sight-readers will practice a song until they can play it flawlessly, rather than rely on staring at sheet music.