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How to Play: the F Major Scale Trombone

Scale patterns feature in every type of music and being familiar with scales allows you to play music of all kinds more effectively. In this lesson, we will learn how to play the F scale trombone.

f major scale trombone

*T = Trigger/Valve/F-attachment


The high F will need to be flattened (slide pulled further out) slightly because it is a 6th harmonic. Notes on the 6th harmonic are always sharp and slide adjustments need to be made to flatten them.

It is useful to practice playing this scale with the Fs and Cs in 6th position even if you have a valve in order to improve slide dexterity and accuracy.


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