Reply To: Trumpet Range
Here is what I use with my brass players:
5 note pentatonic scales that go up by whole steps (1/2 steps if the are more advanced really trying to push their range).
trying to reach Bb, B, and C:
D-E-F-G-A-G-F-E-D half notes, then progress to whole notes
Eb-F-G-A-Bb-A-G-F-Eb half notes, then progress to whole notes
E-F-G-A-B-A-G-F-E half notes, then progress to whole notes
F-G-A-Bb-C-Bb-A-G-F half notes, then progress to whole notes
if they feel that that highest note is not coming out comfortably and consistently, have them go back down one where they are comfortable and make sure that those notes are consistent, especially the highest one. This really helps build the muscles up. I’m a brass player (trombone) and do this exercise after I haven’t played trumpet for a stretch to get my range back up and consistent. Long tones are also really good for range stuff, i.e.-G-G#-G; G-A-G; G-A#-G; ETC…
Hope this helps!!!