As of right now i am the only one that has done this for the community. I spoke with my challenger about the change and she still wants to do the scales because it was unfair that when when we audition, supposedly she only had a week to learn the 12 major scales. How flute scales can transform your playing the flute coach. I used it to help with my high school final playing exam, so i was hoping i could help someone else. Here are pdfs for the 12 major scales in treble clef and bass clef. Major scales circle of fourths flats c major concert bb f major concert eb bb major concert ab eb major concert db ab major concert gb db major concert cb gb major concert e cb major concert a. The most common scales when playing the piano, are major and minor scales. Bb clarinet 12 major scales committed to excellence. Being a flute player it is probably easier for you to think of yous scales in flats. Tuba mallet percussion click on an instrument name to go to that scale sheet. Practicing flute 12 major scales at tempo 168 16th notes. Scales should be played in all keys, at varying tempi at with different articulations. You can add one higher note every few days or weeks, as your longtone studies gradually help improve your top register. Arpeggios or arpeggi, which is the correct plural of the italian term arpeggio are like scales, but only made up of the first, third and fifth notes of a scale.
Flute major scales circle of fifths sharps c major concert c g major concert g d major concert d a major concert a e major. I have been working on these scales for nearly a year now, and can play them well, but not nearly at the tempo they need to be at. Even more, knowing the extended scales allows you to use the native flute to play many popular songs from popartists, games and films. To play a major scale, start on the note it is named for, then go up and down the scale respecting the right key signature look below for reference.
Minor pentatonic is a wonderful scale, very simple to play, and very melodic, i use it all the time. Flute oboe clarinet alto clarinet bass clarinet alto saxophone tenor saxophone baritone saxophone bassoon trumpet horn in f trombone baritone b. The comprehensive scale catalog is an extensive set of scales that can serve to inspire melodies in your flute playing. The 12 major scales are one the very basic fundamentals of music, and its incredibly important. Major scales concert band 1 octave flute sharp keys g major g concert d major d concert a major a concert e major e concert b major b concert. Start slowly and keep time with a metronome while banging the valves down as firmly as possible without moving the horn around your face. Gf m ft at b of w m ef, af f bb b3 ab db ob cb 1b 2b 3b 4b 5b 6b 7b bb bb. The following pdf files contain major scale notation for band instruments. Major pentatonic scale the major pentatonic scale shares five notes with the major scale. Bb clarinet 12 major scales f eb concert bb ab concert eb db concert ab gb concert db cbb concert. Notre dame college marching band woodwind technique. One octave major and minor scales flute johnson creek. You can use the following scales to compose your own, unique pieces of music which can be played on native american flute.
The pentatonic scale pentatonic scales have only five notes penta means five. One octave major and minor scales flute boltz bands concert c major 7 concert a minor concert f major 19 concert d minor 25 concert bb major 31 concert g minor 37 concert eb major 43 v. After green scales are comfortable, tech scales should be started. Altobaritone saxophone full range major scales mrs.
Most people use their native american flute to play music in minor pentatonic scale the very basic, and very simple scale. Major scales and key signatures s o, now you can use the letters a through g to name notes on the treble and bass staff and accidentals to create major and minor seconds, aka, whole and half steps if you cant do this yet, stop here, go back to the previous chapters, and practice until you can. For me it would be a bored flute section from a band class playing over and over again, a bb major scale, one octave with hard splitty tongue, bad tone, and careless insouscience. Flute scales exercises, practice tips and instructional.
All 12 major scales share the same pattern of whole and half steps between the notes. Bb clarinet 12 major scales clements high school band. Flute oboe clarinet alto clarinet bass clarinet alto saxophone tenor saxophone baritone saxophone bassoon trumpet horn in. Major scales sheet music for flute, available online or in printable pdf format. Cello major scale patterns c major c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c 0 1 3 4 0 1 3 4 0 1 2 4 0 1 2.
Major, 1 octave a major d major g major c major f major bb major eb major. Many players use them to get out of a rut and expand their music. We offer a variety of online resources such as free reproducible scale sheets and fingering charts, free comprehensive method books, music for young concert band, marching and pep band, solo and ensemble, jazz ensemblecombo, and links to other great resources. For these last few scales that ascend quite high into the third register, feel free to play only as high as your best note, best in tone quality, and then descend again. Flute major scales circle of fifths sharps c major concert c g major concert g d major concert d a major concert a e major concert e b major concert b. Many times its just the best choice for solo improvisation, and, as long as you play the right notes, theres really no wrong way. Here you can see all the notes in the modern twelvetone equal temperament. Jul 20, 2015 the 12 major scales are one the very basic fundamentals of music, and its incredibly important. Bb clarinet 12 major scales f eb concert bb ab concert eb db concert ab gb concert db cbb concert gb e concert b a concert e d concert a g concert d c concert g f concert.
More on why learn your scales, and why practice them for gosh sakes. Scale music b flat major trumpet music flute sheet music major scale all band all about music music classroom music lessons. Eb bb,eb,ab bb, eb, ab, db bb,eb,ab,db,gb bb,eb,ab,db,gbcb bb,eb,ab,db,gb,cb,fb f bb b ab db gb cb g c f bb eb ab db a d g c f bb eb bb eb. Major scales and arpeggios scarsdale middle school. F and bb major scales, one octave, tongued half notes level 2. F and g are the 4th and 5th notes of the c major scale. The two embedded scales start on the 4th and 5th notes of the major scale. Jul 31, 2017 they are constructed based on the following pattern of tones t and semitones s. Meter, scales, and key signatures because the white keys running from c to the next c an octave higher form a sequence of notes that have minor 2nds only between ef the 3rd and 4th notes and bc the 7th and 8th notes, musicians call that series of notes a c major scale. It includes a score, plus a page of the 12 major scales plus chromatic for every essential band instrument, including percussion. In the c major scale, the two embedded scales are f and g major. Learning the 12 major scales in one of the most important things fledgling jazz musicians or any musician can do.
There are 12 major scales that begin on each of the 12 notes in any octave. Hello welcome to spenxoftget creative and find ways to practice all 12 patterns up and down. This is a great warm up for all musicians, no matter what age. The catalog is meant to be a tool for exploration of scales. The simplest major scale is c major, which has no sharps or flats in the key signature and is one of the first scales. What are the 12 major scales for flute if that makes a. The simplest major scale to write or play is c major, since its the only major scale that requires no sharps or flats. Audition scales allstate band music fine arts sdhsaa. All 12 major scales you may want to read the articles about scales, the major scale, or key signatures first. From each key on the piano you can start either a major or a minor scale. The hexatonic sixnote blues scale is basically a minor pentatonic scale with the addition of a blue note between the fourth and the fifth degrees.
However, there are more advanced music books available that offer more indepth scales exercises involving scales, modes, arpeggios, thirds, fourths, fifths etc. Flute oboe bassoon soprano clarinet bb bass clarinet bbb cont clarinet eb contra clarinet alto sax tenor sax. Wiajor scales and arpeggios key c arpeggio no sharps, no fiats 1d 3 e f 6 g a b 8 c ft b g b w g b b d gf ft gf of sr 8. Many times its just the best choice for solo improvisation, and, as long as you play the right notes, theres really no wrong way to. Green scales should be played at slower tempi and then little by little the tempo should be increased. Major scales in thirds short etudes of major scales in thirds d major in thirda creatively add chromatic or diatonic gliss if needed to find good tone on large leaps. Part two has patterns to use as daily scale exercises uses your brain and trains your fingers. Print and download in pdf or midi 12 major scales and chromatic with arpeggios flute.
Click on the title of any page to return to the cover. F major scale or scale of your choice, one octave level 1. C, f, b flat, e flat, a flat, d flat, g flat, c flat, e, a, d, and g. The first has one octave and two octave scales, blues scale, chromatic scale etc. All scales are made with a specific pattern of whole steps tones and half steps semitones. Does not include the 3octave b scale for those of you with the extra key to play that. C, g and bb major scales, one octave, tongued quarter notes. Flute major scales circle of fourths flats c major concert c f major concert f bb major concert bb eb major concert eb ab major concert ab db major concert db. One octave major and minor scales oboe boltz bands concert c major 7 concert a minor. I was curious as to if any of you had any tips or suggestions or how to attain this. Does not include the 3octave b scale for those of you with the extra key to play that sorry. The value of a musician practicing scales for improvement has been universally accepted. The simplest major scale is c major, which has no sharps or flats in the key signature and is one of the first scales that beginners learn. Notre dame college marching band woodwind technique book flute.1469 1287 1211 321 151 69 1369 1198 374 579 763 1024 2 878 743 923 1445 1667 783 974 703 1638 1194 587 267 348 273 1485 456 1062 1303 1307 1383 57 1220