Scales and arpeggios are essential to progressing on any instrument and make up an important part of examinations.
I wanted to produce an accessible, simple resource to aid the learning of these exercises. The following guides are based on the ABRSM syllabus and feature all of the information you will need to prepare for each examination.
The links below are to PDF copies – these should be easy to download and print but do get in touch if you have any trouble. Please feel free to download these guides for your own use, practise or teaching.
Early grades offer a variety of minor scale options, so please choose your preferred version from the list below.
For more information, please read my short guide here.
Trombone (bass clef)
Harmonic Minor Option
Melodic Minor Option
Grades 6 – 8
Trumpet/Bb Brass (treble clef)
These are suitable for Trumpet, Bb Cornet, Eb Soprano Cornet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium and Baritone.
- Trumpet/Bb Brass – Grade 1
- Trumpet/Bb Brass – Grade 2
- Trumpet/Bb Brass – Grade 3
- Trumpet/Bb Brass – Grade 4
- Trumpet/Bb Brass – Grade 5
So far, the treble clef guides only include harmonic minors, but melodic and natural alternatives will be available soon.
Have you found these guides useful? Please let me know what you think.