When you play an A, you’re hearing a G. When you play an F, you’re hearing an E … So, whenever you transpose music to be played on the trumpet that is written in concert pitch, you need to raise every note by a whole note (by a major second) using the key signature. Concert C is their A, Concert Ab is their F. French horns and some alto horns and the English horn (that's the one related to the oboe) are F instruments: when they play a C it sounds like a F on the piano. As a trumpet player, keep in mind that when you play a B flat trumpet, all your notes sound a whole step lower. 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) Note that sharps will cancel out flats, and flats will cancel out sharps. All rights reserved. Bang your trumpet’s valves down as firmly as you can without allowing the horn moving around on your face. The Bflat trumpet is not a concert pitch instrument, How to tranpose concert pitch music, such as piano, for trumpet, How to transpose Bflat trumpet music, for C trumpet. So, if they want to play a concert Bb scale, they start on a F (they have to think up five scale steps). Chart for the C Blues Scale Concert B. Scales and Arpeggios for Trumpet by Ken Saul 2008 This volume of exercises is especially for trumpet, but will be useful for many instruments in treble clef. B Flat Trumpet Blues Scales These scales are transposed for Bb Trumpet or any other Bb instrument with similar range The first one is your C blues scale but it’s referred to as a Concert Bb blues scale This concert pitch reference is … What Trumpet Players Should Know About Concert Pitch. Trumpet/Baritone T.C. It covers all major and minor scales and arpeggios, chromatic scales, diminished and augmented arpeggios, and some modal scales. When the director says “Let’s play B flat concert scale”, the trumpet players will know to start on C, the saxes will begin on G and the tubas on B flat. Play each note in the scale first as a whole note, then as a half note, and then finally as quarter note before increasing the tempo.