All-State and Region Bands

Junior Band Required Scales (15 Points)

Scales: Scales are to be played from memory in any order. The order is to be listed on the audition ticket. A scale evaluation sheet will be used by all judges. If a scale is played incorrectly, it may be attempted at the end of the sequence, if there is time remaining in the two minute limit. If there is time left, the judge will announce those scales for which full credit has not been given.

Key Signatures: Know proper key signatures of all required major keys, and flats and sharps in the order that they appear on the staff.

Scales can be played using any type of notation. (eighths, triplets, etc) However, they must be played using the ranges provided, otherwise they will be judged as incorrect. Click the links below to view the scales for each instrument, then print them out for use.

Instrument Octave(s)/Scales (these are transposed pitches):
Flute 2 octaves: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab
1 octave: Bb
Oboe 2 octaves: C
1 octave: Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb
Bassoon 2 octaves: None
1 octave: F, G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb
Bb Soprano Clarinet 2 octaves: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb
1 octave: None
Eb Contra Clarinet 2 octaves: E, F, G
1 octave: A, Bb, C, D
Bb Bass/Contra Clarinet 2 octaves: F, G
1 octave: A, Bb, C, D, Eb
Alto/Baritone Saxes 2 octaves: Bb, C, D
1 octave: E, F, G, A
Tenor Saxophone 2 octaves: Bb, C, D
1 octave: Eb, F, G, A
Trumpet/Cornet/T.C. Baritone 2 octaves: G
1 octave: A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F
French Horn 2 octaves: F
1 octave: G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb
Trombone/B.C. Baritone
Tuba
2 octaves: F
1 octave: G, Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb
   

Chromatic Scale: to be played from the lowest required note in the major scales to the highest required note in the major scales. Minimum tempo: quarter note = 96. Rhythm: eighths or triplet eighths. (5 points)

Chromatic Scale Ranges
Flute Low C to High Ab
Oboe Low C to High C
Bassoon Low F to High Eb
Bb Soprano Clarinet Low F to High Eb
Eb Contra Clarinet Low E to High G
Bb Bass/Contra Clarinet Low F to High G
Alto/Baritone Saxophone Low Bb to High D
Tenor Saxophone Low Bb to High D
Trumpet/T.C. Baritone Low G to High G
French Horn Low F to High F
Trombone/B.C. Euphonium Low F to High F
Tuba Low F to High F
   

 

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