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  1. Mason

    Mason Pianissimo User

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    Ok teacher gave me the Chromatic Scales of C Major And there is all these notes with # that on them! I dont know how to play them.

    The scales goes somethign like this:
    C, #C, D, #D, E, F, #F, G, #G, A, #A, B, C (higher), B, bB, A, bA, G, bG, F, E, bE, D, bD, C

    Note the lower case b is someting before the note its like a b in front of the note i dont know what it is anyway. With the "b" and the "#" i dont know how to play it and the finger chart he gabe me is confusing. So please tell me how to play the flats and the "b" thingy.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. BrassOnLine

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    #C=bD--->123
    #D=bE--->23
    #F=bG--->2
    #G=bA--->23
    #A=bB--->1

    #E=F
    #B=C
    bC=B
    bF=E
     
  3. Sofus

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  4. Mason

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    thnks but i dont get all those numbers and it doesnt say what valves to press?
     
  5. BrassOnLine

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    1=press first valve
    2=press 2nd valve
    3=press 3rd valve

    12, 23, 13, 123... means that you should press that valves at the same time...

    Be patient, there's a lot to do, but if you're patient enough, you'll do.

    Best wishes
     
  6. Mason

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    ok thank you that helps now.
     
  7. cornetguy

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    Even though in music notation the # (sharp) and b (flat) appear before the note in text writing the # and b go after the note so it is not bA it is Ab.
     
  8. MJ

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    Are you kidding? :dontknow:

     
  9. Bob Grier

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    Now you tell me! Don't be flat be sharp!!
     
  10. Gaucho Viejo

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    We already blasted Mason "in a previous life" on this forum; first about his horn purchase and then questioning his private teacher's qualifications. I'm reticent to start another round but, geez, Mason, just what do you and your teacher do and talk about in your lessons? Being familiar with the basic "language" of music is not something your instructor should have held off on until this point in your development. Not explaining the symbols for sharps, flats and fingerings and then asking you to learn (essentially teach yourself) the chromatic scales is kind of a sign you should be shopping for another mentor. When you went looking for instruction did you, inadvertently ask for a "tooter" instead of a "tutor"?

    Tim
     
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