Play Arpeggios on the Trumpet

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on playing the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we learned how to improve double-tonguing notes. In this tutorial, we will show you how to play arpeggios on the trumpet.

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    An arpeggio usually is a succession of notes in a chord played in a key. In a C major scale, there are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, and C. If a chord has the tonic, the third, and the fifth step in a C major chord, then the arpeggio for this scale will be C, E, G, C, G, E, C. These notes form the outline, or chord, within the scale.
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    In this tutorial, let's play these notes on the trumpet. The other six arpeggios on the trumpet in a mid-range register are in B major, Eb major, A major, Ab major, G major, and F# Major.
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    For this exercise, let's play C, E, G, C, C, C, C, G, E, and C. Let's play the same exercise in each key from C major to F# major. The first three notes of the arpeggio are slurred and the top four notes are single-tongued. The ending notes will also be slurred. This exercise covers the basic arpeggios for the mid-range register on the trumpet.
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