Trombone Scales

Scale are probably the most important foundation for any trombone player. They help you find the correct notes on the slide and learn to hear the correct pitch by the interval on the scale. They can be played legato or staccato to help improve tonguing.  Also, scales help player learn to improve upon improvisation and melody creation skills.

I practice scales every time I practice, mostly the majors and minors, but I like to work on the blues/jazz scales as well. Below are links to two PDF files containing sheet music for all the scales.

Jazz Path – Blues Scales for Bass Clef
Trombone Scales by Linda Yeo