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[Solved] Trumpet scales

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Hello; my questions are as follows.

1) When learning the scales; does one have to remember 

the  concert name or just the name of the scale for trumpet? 

Correct me if I am wrong, but concert name is 

the original tune at which the melody is played for Piano?

Therefore If it is said at the band "we are playing on G That would mean A on trumpet right? 

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Hi, great question!

When learning scales you would do well to remember the Major key (the key for trumpet) and the concert key. Let's take F major (G concert) for example, which starts on F and has 1 flat. When you play you should be thinking F major of course, but do remember that it's Concert G in case you ever play in a band. Knowing the major key is good for solo playing, general knowledge and self-development. Knowing the concert is good for playing in ensembles or with other instruments, so you can all speak the same language.

For more explanation and examples of concert key you can read my blog on the topic. https://www.trumpetheadquarters.com/what-is-concert-pitch/

-Estela

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