Eb Trumpet Scales & Fingering

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  1. Demon Steve

    Demon Steve New Friend

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    hi all!

    i've just taken up trumpet again after about 7 years. i used to play Bb and have just joined a Ska band that have given me an Eb trumpet to play!

    i could transpose everything but its taking me some time.

    can anyone email me scales and fingering for Eb trumpet

    my email address is [email protected]

    thank you all in advance for any help you can give me!
     
  2. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

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    While tuba players have Bb fingerings and C fingerings, etc. trumpet players only have one set up fingerings. We transpose. Low C is always open and low D is always 1-3, no matter what trumpet you're playing. However, unless you're looking at an Eb trumpet part you're going to have to transpose.

    Let's say your looking at music that's in concert pitch, or C. You have to transpose every note you see down a minor third. That is, if you see a G written you have to think of it as E and finger is 1-2. See how it works? If you're looking at a Bb trumpet part you have to do the same thing except think of every note as a fourth down. A written C would be like an G on Eb trumpet and be fingered open. The same thing goes for the key signature. If the tune is in the key of F concert, one flat, the key of the tune for Eb trumpet is going to be D major.

    I hope that helps. Ask if it wasn't clear.
     
  3. cmcdougall

    cmcdougall Piano User

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    Feb 3, 2005
    SKA band?? Eb trumpet??? Your going to need a Bb dude.
     
  4. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

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    Well...yeah. That's true too. :roll: :D
     

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