Trumpet Major Scales
Learning trumpet major scales
The how to play trumpet journey continues with trumpet major scales.
The trumpet major scales are the same notes as on any instrument. The first thing to do is take a look at our how to play trumpet beginners guide and familiarise yourself with how a trumpet works, basic music terminology and what a trumpet harmonic series is. We also provide a great trumpet fingering chart on our how to play trumpet page to show you where to place your fingers and which valve combinations give the correct lengths of piping for playing various pitches.
Next, you'll want to learn how to play those notes as a chromatic scale. A chromatic scale is simply playing up and down through all the available notes. Here's a great video on Youtube we've found to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fSnxTqXXQ
A trumpet major scale is made up of 7 notes, the eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency. For example, In music theory, B-flat major is a major scale based on B♭, with pitches B♭, C, D, E♭, F, G, and A.
Here's a free sheet music download that contains all the Bb Trumpet major scales. Hopefully you should recognise the notes by referring to your trumpet fingering chart.
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