How to Play: the Ab Major Scale on Trombone

How to Play: Ab Major Scale on Trombone

I know scales can be boring, but they are hugely beneficial to all facets of music making – so in this lesson we will learn how to play the Ab major scale on trombone!

*T = Trigger/Valve/F-attachment

Tips

The high G is played in a sharpened 2nd position. Practice with a tuner or a drone to learn the exact accurate slide placement for good intonation.

Regardless of whether you choose to play the low C in T1 or 6, there will a large slide movement in the bottom part of this scale. Move the slide quickly and precisely, and try not to articulate while the slide is still moving.