Play C Chromatic Scale 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 play arpeggios. In this tutorial, we will show you how to play the C chromatic scale on the trumpet.

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Steps

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    Essentially, a chromatic scale is a scale with all of the half steps between the first and last scale degrees
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    For example, on the C major scale, you will play C, D, E, F, G, A, B, and C. There are also half steps. In order to make a scale, you use a combination of whole and half steps. To make a chromatic scale, all of the half steps in the scale will be played.
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    For this exercise, let's start with middle C, go up one octave to the next C, and then come back down
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    The first time, let's play legato, which means that only the primary note will be tongued. The second time, let's play the scale single-tonguing each note. When single-tonguing notes, remember to place your tongue on the center point between the back of your teeth and the roof of your mouth.
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    Let's play a legato chromatic scale
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    If you need to take a breath, then you can pause to do so when you reach the top of the scale
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    Continue playing afterwards.
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    Now, we're going to play the same chromatic scale staccato in the C major scale
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    Remember the position of your hands in order to play each note
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    This will help to improve your playing technique. The correct placement of your fingers, combined with a proper breathing, posture and embouchure, will help you produce good sound.
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