How to Play: the D Major Scale on Trombone

How to Play: D Major Scale on Trombone

Scales are an very important part of every musicians training and learning them make will make every piece of music you play easier. In this lesson we will be looking at learning how to play the D major scale on trombone.

*T = Trigger/Valve/F-attachment      TT = Both F and Gb valves (bass trombone)

Tips

D major is one of my favourite keys to play in because of the satisfying ‘in-out’ motion of the slide. In addition to this, it is a great scale for practicing your tuning due to the fact that it barely ever uses 1st position!

Finding the bottom D can be a little tricky, and it’s definitely worth playing some long tones down there with a tuner or drone in order to find exactly where the slide needs to be.

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