I am Donald laughlin and i live in Melbourne Australia i happened to come across your Trumpet scale site and i copied them down.i have been playing trumpet for a few weeks now and cant thank you enough for the scale sheet you have given the world. This is really great! The G-flat major scale is the enharmonic equivalent of F-sharp major (same notes, different names). Soon you’ll be able to add the fourth, fifth, and sixth notes for memory with ease. Stay hip and keep honkin’ I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this idea but i just want to make sure. I am 11 years old and this has helped me boost my rankings. Thank you and please have a wonderful New Year! Hello Cayden, Kindly help me out with the 0 and X Does that mean we should forget all about our original fingering and move every note in a piece of music up? Hoping to hear from you. Thanks for the comment. I suggest a routine that includes practicing all 12 scale patterns up and down (slowly at first). Thank you for making this. And then you’ll find that the G-flat major scale utilizes the same fingerings as the F-sharp major scale, also listed above. Thanks for visiting Tromba de Webber and have a great day, You are very help to us all in regard to learning to play and develop as Trumpetiers. Hi Scott! Hope this helps you out! I love your passion and interest in playing the trumpet. ~SW, Hi can you help me with concer G scale trumpet A, Sure, are you playing on a b-flat trumpet? Thank you very much. & #w bw A# 1 Bb 1 w B 2 w C Open #w bw 123 C# 123 Db Bb Tpt. You should be able to increase your register, flexibility, and endurance on any comfortable mouthpiece that you choose. The next step would be to learn to identify and read music written for other instruments using transposition. Hi Ian, Also I am now in a top tier band and I need to be able go all the way up to about a B on top of the treble bar line, any more tips? Thanks for the comment, I imagine that the professor wants you to play a written C major scale (no sharps, no flats). You can make lots of sound without blowing hard (cold air). E flat Blues (Concert D flat) 5. Here is the information that you are looking for: The b-flat trumpet is a transposing instrument, it’s designed so that written pitches are not the same as written pitches for let’s say, the piano. Is there some specific trouble you are able to describe? Chet Baker For instance I know for Eb Do- 1 Re-0 M-1/2 Fa- 1 So-0 La-1 Ti- 0 Do-1 Hi Scott, my name is Joshua, I’ve been playing my trumpet for about 3-4 years ( I started in year 4, I’m in year 7 now as of 2015) I am doing quite well but my teacher and my other band teachers say I’m a great trumpet player but I need to kinda loosen up (shoulders down, tight and tense lips etc.) Here is the enharmonic information that you are missing, Db / Eb / F / Gb / Ab / Bb / C / Db Please i’m new here. And also some great trumpet players I can follow. pls, Mr scott, am Charles, and am an intermediate trumpet player. ~SW, What are the fingerings for the Gb major scale, Hi Jvn, i keep on messing up on the 4th note of c# scale. There is an investment in this process that requires some time & cash or getting with someone who will share their mouthpiece collection with you. It is unofficially known as the trumpeter’s bible and should be part of every trumpet players resource library. Ingrid Jensen I can’t say for sure, I know some of the fingerings are similar but each instrument has its’ own specific technical needs. Thank you very much SCOT for such a great work done. The Buzzing Book was created by a master player AND teacher (Dr. James Thompson, Eastman School of Music) and is used by top players in their daily practice routine. As you’ll see below, the fingerings for the second octave are almost identical to the first! Check back every Wednesday for a new scale exercise! Your very welcome, I’ll have more trumpet lessons and tutorials posted soon so stop by anytime! Remember to breath deeply and release a warm slow air stream through your mouthpiece, all the best! I’ll be posting more about arpeggios very soon. Play through any pieces you’ve prepared all the way through, no matter how rough certain spots seem to be as you get closer and closer to the audition. You should have no problem finding someone in your area. b-flat tenor saxophone – Written pitch: C, sounded pitch: Bb Close your eyes, imagine that you are alone, and blow your horn gently! Alison Balsom. “X” is for a closed valve, “o” is for an open valve. Remember to listen to great trumpet players both recorded and live! This set is for the "F" Major Scale. oxo / oxx / xoo / oxo / xxo / oxo / xoo / oxo. You have great questions! sir because of you nw we could learn more about trumpet sir can u plz teach more about trumpet professional playing style.. Hello Scott, I’m 66 years old and newly retired. Looking forward to your reply. Josh, Check out my post on how to relax like Frank Sinatra https://trombadewebber.com/become-a-more-relaxed-performer-by-eradicating-self-doubt/, Hi Scott my name is Jose and I am learing the trumpets notes my band teacher said that I need to know the names first then the fingerlings any can I have any tips. Ariana, Thanks for the comment, start with these keys: C, G, D; then F, Bb, and Eb (Major). Here are some instruments that can play the same range: Clarinet, Viola, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Accordion. Thanks, What are the fingerings for d flat major and g flat major? Remember that on a concert instrument, written ‘C’ and sounded ‘C’ are the same; this is where we get the concept of ‘sounded’ versus ‘concert’ pitch. Play each note in the scale first as a whole note, then as a half note, and then finally as quarter note before increasing the tempo. Also, keep in mind that I have braces, (which will be on for another year). I am bit confused, The article explains more about how to read the x’s and o’s – from left to right they represent valves 1,2, & 3. Stay hip and keep honkin’! Are you struggling to play above the staff? Your email address will not be published. I hope that helps you out. Here are the note names in the key of G-flat, Gb / Ab / Bb / Cb / Db / Eb / F / Gb -SW. Hi! any tips? Hey I have a B flat trumpet and I was just wondering: If I’m fingering the C major scale, aren’t I technically playing the B flat major scale? Thank you for your comments! Thanks. ~SW. All the best, STUDY. I already know C major and a couple of other notes all from different scales. For our quarantine work, we’ve been asked to play Cb major scale with arpeggio, what are the fingerings for that scale? F major is the home key of the English horn, the basset horn, the horn in F, the trumpet in F and the bass Wagner tuba.Thus, music in F major for these transposing instruments is written in C major.Most of these sound a perfect fifth lower than written, with the exception of the trumpet in F … So a written ‘C’ is also a sounded ‘C’. Just try to get the first note to come out if nothing else. ~SW, thanks for the update pls how do I play pentatonics, Hello AG, Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Remember that on a concert instrument, written ‘C’ and sounded ‘C’ are the same; this is where we get the concept of ‘sounded’ versus ‘concert’ pitch. ~SW. Also remember to release air through your embouchure slowly and with warmth even for the highest notes. Thank you! This key requires the use of double flats and for this reason it is not used by publishers and music composers. Bang your trumpet’s valves down as firmly as you can without allowing the horn moving around on your face. Getting the “right” sound is important and is an indication that you are blowing properly through the instrument. There is no one recipe for mouthpiece success, check out this video of a concert E-flat arpeggio, played on a Bach 2C mpc (fairly large): https://www.facebook.com/trombadewebber/videos/1116782108339794/. Your website for fellow trumpeters like me has helped me improve my skills!!! These fingerings are correct! Learn the scales in the order of the circle of fifths rather than in the order listed above. SeanTron18. Hello Scott my name is Samuel but you can call me Sam currently the highest note I can play is a B above the scale and I need to improve the sound my sound start to strain when I play G above the scale and I want it to sound fat I can play it loud just not fat do you have any advice so I can improve. Great job, plseae i will like to know, which of the scale is suitable or hymns? Always release a warm air stream into the instrument. The C-flat major scale is the enharmonic equivalent of the B major scale (same sounded notes but using different names). ~SW, Please I don’t really understand the keys in terms of X and O I have read read all of the tips regarding how when playing a trumpet is comes out b flat, and to compensate and play like the sound of a piano, we need to play up 2 notes or down two notes. Doc Severinsen While advanced players sometimes switch mouthpieces for different styles (particularly a shallow cup and large backbore/open throat for lead type playing ie. I love to play trumpet but I cant seem to be able to learn it, all the trumpeters I have met so far could not help me to learn it. Just want to double check before I change my notes. Regards, I always have passing for trumpet but I don’t have music ear. It all seems a bit daunting, 12 scales. The fingerings I provided are for the next octave up from where you are playing. i could probably buy the ones you recommend from amazon. If there are spots that trip you up, go back over those measures slowly and with a metronome. This is also true for C-sharp relative to D-flat major. Hi Michael, The written pitch of ‘C’ sounds as a ‘Bb’ on a “B-flat” instrument. I do not recommend any products that I have not personally used with success. xoo / ooo / oxo / ooo / xxo / oxo / xxo / xoo (upper octave). This set is for the "F" Major Scale. My teacher asked me to play a Gb scale as part of our quarantine work but I don’t seem to be able to find a Gb scale on this website. Improve your theoretical skills. https://facebook.com/trombadewebber Donald laughlin. ~SW, D / E / F# / G / A / B / C# / D I am currently practicing for chair placements in my highschool band any tips for the best results? 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