Chromatic Parts


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Chromatic Parts, written for all instruments, is designed with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of your students. Students will gain mastery of the chromatic scale as they build on prior knowledge, beginning with just (4) notes! A teacher guide is included for helpful tips and strategies.

Range and Arrangement

The range is 2 Octaves beginning with Concert F. Oboe and Tenor Saxophone begin with Concert C. F Horn and Eb Contra Alto Clarinet begin with Concert Bb.

Keyboard Percussion is written with (2) options beginning with Concert F or Concert C.

Written For:




Bb Clarinet

Eb Contra Alto Clarinet

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Bari Saxophone

Bb Trumpet

F Horn



T. C. Baritone



Teacher Guide

Pass-Off Card

Scale Sheet for All Instruments

Enrichment and Review

As you introduce the chromatic scale, also review the musical alphabet and the enharmonic. You will note that sharps are used in the ascending parts while flats are used in the descending parts. (for example F# and Gb sound the same) Students may also notice patterns within the chromatic scale, one being the octave. (for example: parts {7 – 9} and {10 – 12} are octaves apart). You may include, and (or) establish variations of articulation as well.

Be sure and download the FREE Musical Alphabet & Enharmonic Poster. Post it in your room as you review concepts!

The Pass-Off Card

1. Chromatic Parts, along with the pass-off card, work together as a progressive study guide.

2. There are 28 examples of practice drills.

3. Check boxes are provided to track student progress.

4. Five levels of mastery are established to recognize student achievement.

5. “Pass-Offs” are left to the discretion of the director.

6. For best use, copy the Pass-Off Card onto card stock.

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