Trumpet Minor Scales
Learning trumpet minor scales
Next on our how to play trumpet journey we'll look at trumpet major scales.
The trumpet minor 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
Instead of just 1 scale pattern the minor scale is made up of 3 – the natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic-minor scale.
Here's a free sheet music download that contains all the Bb Trumpet minor scales. Hopefully you should recognise the notes by referring to your trumpet finger chart.
Download your free Minor Scales here