Play Intervals on Trumpet

Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on playing the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we learned how to play a C chromatic scale. In this tutorial, we will show you how to play intervals on the trumpet.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas3 178.jpg


  1. 1
    An interval is the distance between two notes.
    For example, C and D have one whole step (second) as the interval. The farther you go from the tonic, the greater the interval will be. The interval between C and A is a sixth, meaning that there are five whole notes from C to A. An octave, or the distance between C and C, is seven whole notes.
    Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas9 757.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Let's play intervals using the C chromatic scale.
    In this exercise, the first and last note of the interval will always be C. Begin with C - B. Then, C - Bb, C - A, C - Ab, C - G, C - F#, C - F, C - E, C - Eb, C - D, C - C#, and C - C. These are the intervals on the chromatic scale.
    Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas39 244999.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Let's begin the exercise.
    Remember about your embouchure and buzzing and use a proper posture and breathing. There are other tutorials on those.
    Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas73 843999.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    You can play the same exercise starting on a lower C and going up to the higher C.
    Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas115 276999.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    For the next exercise, play intervals from a second all the way to an octave.
    You can practice these daily to improve embouchure.
    Play intervals on the trumpet.mp4-canvas156 934998.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help


This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to play intervals on the trumpet. If you're having trouble playing intervals, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

See more tutorials on playing the trumpet:

Video: Play Intervals on Trumpet


VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Featured Author
73 Articles Started
83 Article Edits
5,150 Points
Toradze is a featured author with VisiHow. Toradze has achieved the level of "Sergeant" with 5,150 points. Toradze has started 73 articles (including this one) and has also made 83 article edits. 25,100 people have read Toradze's article contributions.
Toradze's Message Board
Toradze: Hi, my name is Toradze.
Toradze: Can I help you with your problem about "Play Intervals on Trumpet"?

Article Info

Categories : Music

Recent edits by: VisiHow, Toradze

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 509 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No