Major Scale Expansion Studies for Trumpet

Most people who know about my teaching method know about the Tonalization Studies. I often tell people that the Tonalization Studies are, in some ways, the most important exercises that I teach. They deliver the greatest benefits for the least amount of time and effort invested. What some people don’t know is that I do not typically begin a student on the Tonalization Studies if they don’t know their scales yet. To learn a new scale, before practicing the Tonalization Studies, I teach what I call Scale Expansion Studies.

Major Scale Expansion Exercises for TrumpetVery Important

What’s very important to remember about these exercises is that they are not meant to be used as a daily rudiment study. They are introductory exercises. Once you have completed the expansion series for a particular scale, it’s important to put these exercises away and begin incorporating the Tonalization Studies for that key into your daily routine.

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About Eddie Lewis

Eddie Lewis is primarily known as a Christian free-lance trumpet player in Houston, TX. Eddie makes a living playing trumpet, teaching trumpet and jazz improvisation, writing trumpet music and authoring trumpet books. His second book, Daily Routines for Trumpet, is used regularly by thousands of trumpet players around the world. If you would like to purchase some of his CD's, feel free to visit our online music store at
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