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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Hey_Pauly, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Hey_Pauly

    Hey_Pauly New Friend

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    OK,

    Dumb question. When playing guitar there are certain scale fingerings that work in any key. Is there such a thing for the trumpet? From what I have seen so far it doesn't seem to be the case but I figured I'd ask.

    Pauly
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have a complete collection of trumpets, all you need to learn is C major.........

    There are many more differences when compared to a trumpet. Each key has its own patterns.
     
  3. Jfrancis

    Jfrancis Pianissimo User

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    One fun one (not necessarily helpful) If you play an F Major scale up and down with 3rd valve, replacing 1-2 valve (on a). Then play it again, holding down middle valve the whole time- it is an E Major scale.

    Goofy, but try it.
     
  4. Hey_Pauly

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    I'm assuming you mean the different keyed trumpets?
     
  5. The Kraken

    The Kraken Piano User

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    Chromatics and Pentanic pairs may work!!
     
  6. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    why not just learn each scale in every octave that you can play - and remember all those valve combinations?
     
  7. coolerdave

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    I play guitar as well... and it is cool being able to learn a pattern and then move up a fret and be in another key ...
    so in anwer to your question in those terms ..nope ..sorry
    but you will be a more complete musician by learning patterns in mutiple keys on the trumpet ... it'll probably even help your guitar playing ...
     
  8. craigph

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    I assume you are talking about how you can play a pentatonic scale pattern and just slide the 'box' up or down for a different key? You play different notes, but the relationship between notes remains the same. Yes, this does exist on trumpet (and all instruments). (But you can't just play in different keys with the same fingerings .... DRAT!)

    If you think in terms of relations rather than fingerings the scale pattern remains the same. A lot of guitarists use minor pentatonic exclusively. That is Root, 2, b3, 5, b7. If you think in those terms you can play the minor pentatonic in whatever key. But of course, you ought to learn/know all the major and minor scales anyway. It is not that difficult to learn them.
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

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    Unfortunately, we don't have frets to move up and down--on trumpet it relies on muscle memory and ear-training.

    Bummer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  10. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    You pay with your rear? That's gotta be some vulgano magic. Please don't describe the mouthpiece placement. ROFL
     

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