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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Let's begin the exercise
    Remember about your embouchure and buzzing and use a proper posture and breathing. There are other tutorials on those.
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    You can play the same exercise starting on a lower C and going up to the higher C
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    For the next exercise, play intervals from a second all the way to an octave
    You can practice these daily to improve embouchure.
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