Scale Force is a tour de force designed to increase technique, key fluency, harmonic comprehension and overall musicianship for trumpet and treble clef instruments by Rich Willey.
Scale Force has become a very popular scale workout plan for trumpet, and you can see why.
It’s a huge, in-depth expansion of one of the scale studies in Rich’s Jazz Improv Materials Handbook Complete in all twelve keys. Using the cycle of fourths to take you through all twelve keys, this works you thoroughly through the major, harmonic minor, whole tone, whole-step/half-step diminished and half-step/whole-step diminished scales by interval using all the intervals from thirds to sevenths. This book really makes sure you know your scales while providing an excellent embouchure, reading, and technical proficiency workout. This book also covers all seven modes of the major scale as well as all seven modes of the ascending melodic minor scale. You’ll never run out of scale practice material with this book. This book came about as a result of a request from Michael Anderson, associate professor of trumpet at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.
An outstanding scale workout plan for orchestral and commercial trumpet players alike, you really can’t go wrong if you “get with the program” clearly laid out for you in Scale Force. 77 pages packed full of scale workouts that will keep you busy and learning for years. Includes a practice log to simplify the tracking of your progress and many, many suggestions for ways to improve your practice and playing habits.
Click to the left for some key-of-C examples, then click above to get the whole lot as an immediate digital download.