These scales are transposed for Bb Trumpet, or any other Bb instrument with similar range. Remember that if you are playing a b-flat trumpet, the written pitch is whole step above the sounded pitch. The first one is your C blues scale, but it’s referred to as a Concert Bb blues scale. so its . I’m turning 70 this November, and I’m taking a trumpet class at the local junior college. It covers all major and minor scales and arpeggios, chromatic scales, diminished and augmented arpeggios, and some modal scales. This concert pitch reference is so that instruments with various different transpositions can all get along. Concert C would be a D major scale on the trumpet which is: D E F# G A B C# D. 13 12 2 o 12 2 12 1. Concert C is the C you would hear if played by a piano, flute, violin, oboe or any other C instrument. Everything is going on pretty well, but we are getting close to the finals and the professor wants us to play the C Major Scale ( concert Bb major)… The trumpet is in the key of Bb(B flat). That means it's pitch is naturally 2 half steps from concert pitch(C) So, when someone says play a concert Bb scale you go up 2 half steps and it takes you to a C and if you know your keys you know the key of C has no flats or sharps. Scales and Arpeggios for Trumpet by Ken Saul 2008 This volume of exercises is especially for trumpet, but will be useful for many instruments in treble clef. C(0) D(1,3) E(1,2) F(1) G(0) A(1,2) B(2) C(0) This means that a written D actually sounds as a concert C. So you can use the D blues scale to solo over a concert C blues chords on the b-flat trumpet. B Flat Trumpet Blues Scales. The D Blues Scale. In order to play a note that sounds the same on a trumpet… Title: major scales - trumpet - Full Score Author: Joe Created Date: 3/16/2012 9:39:35 AM Concert C Minor (D Minor) Get started jamming out on the blues in (written) D today! One Octave Major and Minor Scales Trumpet in Bb Boltz Bands Concert C Major (D Major) 7 Concert A Minor (B Minor) 13 Concert F Major (G Major) 19 Concert D Minor (E Minor) 25 Concert Bb Major (C Major) 31 Concert G Minor (A Minor) 37 Concert Eb Major (F Major) 43 V.S. Assuming you're starting on the D below staff.