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How do you play "Reveille" on the trumpet?

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"Reveille" follows the bugle scale in the order of the notes C, G, C, E and G in C major. The United States Army maintains public access to the sheet music for "Reveille," a very short bugle or trumpet piece used to call soldiers to morning attention. Trumpet and bugle players can study the sheet music and listen to a recording on the U.S. Army Music website.

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"Reveille" is also used by some scouting organizations such as the U.S. Scouts. It is used for the same purpose, rousing scouts from their beds and calling them to assembly.

"Reveille" has a short, repetitive structure designed to help wake people up by constantly starting and re-starting the assault of sound. In this way, it helps to create order in a camp.

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