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The Complete 12 Major Scales for Trumpet Fingering Chart

Learn the 12 major scales for trumpet backwards and forwards to help you as a classical or jazz player. It is important to get comfortable with playing through each of the 12 major scales. Only being comfortable within the framework of a couple of scales will severely limit what you are able to accomplish as a trumpet player. Here's how to read the following major scale fingering charts. The C major scale listed first begins on the low C. The "o" characters stand for an open valve, while the "x" characters stand for a closed valve. By the time you reach the major scale trumpet chart for the B major scale, you will likely be pushing the upper limits of your register if you are a fairly new trumpet player. Don't be afraid to drop the scale down an octave if you need to, it is better to become familiar with the sound than pushing yourself to play notes you cannot yet reach. As you practice each day, you will quickly become more comfortable with each of the 12 major scales on your trumpet. Make a daily major scale drill part of your practice regimen, and you will see great dividends in your ability as a trumpet player. Without further ado, the 12 major scales for trumpet:

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C major scale trumpet fingering chart: C/D/E/F/G/A/B/C ooo / xox / xxo / xoo / ooo / xxo / oxo / ooo C# major scale trumpet fingering chart: C# / D# / E# / F# / G# / A# / B# / C# xxx / oxx / xoo / oxo / oxx / xoo / ooo / xxo D major scale trumpet fingering chart: D / E / F# / G / A / B / C# / D xox / xxo / oxo / ooo / xxo / oxo / xxo / xoo Eb major scale trumpet fingering chart: Eb / F / G / Ab / Bb / C / D / Eb oxx / xoo / ooo / oxx / xoo / ooo / xoo / oxo E major scale trumpet fingering chart: E / F# / G# / A / B / C# / D# / E xxo / oxo / oxx / xxo / oxo / xxo / oxo / ooo F major scale trumpet fingering chart: F / G / A / Bb / C / D / E / F xoo / ooo / xxo / xoo / ooo / xoo / ooo / xoo

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F# major scale trumpet fingering chart: F# / G# / A# / B / C# / D# / E# / F# oxo / oxx / xoo / oxo / xxo / oxo / xoo / oxo G major scale trumpet fingering chart: G / A / B / C / D / E / F# / G ooo / xxo / oxo / ooo / xoo / ooo / oxo / ooo Ab major scale trumpet fingering chart: Ab / Bb / C / Db / Eb / F / G / Ab oxx / xoo / ooo / xxo / oxo / xoo / ooo / oxx A major scale trumpet fingering chart: A / B / C# / D / E / F# / G# / A xxo / oxo / xxo / xox / ooo / oxo / oxx / xxo Bb major scale trumpet fingering chart: Bb / C / D / Eb / F / G / A / Bb xoo / ooo / xoo / oxo / xoo / ooo / xxo / xoo B major scale trumpet fingering chart: B / C# / D# / E / F# / G# / A# / B oxo / xxo / oxo / ooo / oxo / oxx / xoo / oxo

Keep working on all these scales until you can play them on your trumpet with no mistakes, and then work on them some more. Once you can play all the major scales easily, try making up melodies within each major scale or playing simple melodies like "Twinkle, twinkle little star" in each of the major keys in turn. Good luck!