Trombones Scales

A thorough familiarity with trombone scales is an essential part of every good musician’s arsenal. Trombone scales are the basic building material of all tonal music and knowing them inside-out has a massive positive effect on all aspects of your music-making. Here you will find guides on how to play scales on the trombone and start your journey towards their mastery!

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12 Major Scales Trombone

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12 Minor Scales Trombone


Scales and Arpeggios for Trombone, Bass Trombone, Baritone and Euphonium

I would highly recommend all brass players purchase a scale/arpeggio book, and this publication includes everything required for the scale part of ABRSM’s grade exams – as well as many helpful editorial tips for preparing them.

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Brass Scales & Exercises: Trombone from 2015: Grades 1 – 8 (Brass Exam Repertoire) by Trinity College London

A common alternative to the ABRSM syllabus is Trinity, which also require technical exercises in their exams. These books have been written excellently by Mark Nightingale for that purpose and include plenty that is useful even if you’re not planning on taking grade exams.

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