Arban's Question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpettrax, May 24, 2006.

  1. trumpettrax

    trumpettrax Piano User

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    Ok, this is a very elementary question, but.....

    In the first couple of pages of the Arban, basically where the quarter notes start (I don't have my book with me to be exact) there are little triangles underneath each note. What does this mean? Is it an attack on each note?

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  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    That is what the French refered to as the "martele" (MAR-te-lay) attack. Literally it means "hammered". So, it's a very clear, pointed attack. It doesn't have to do with note length but just the style of starting the note.

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  3. kitjacoby

    kitjacoby New Friend

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    You learn something new every day.

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  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Those three words go together...

    French...attack...hammered.

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  5. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Yes Chuck I'd agree whole heartedly! :-)
     
  6. trumpettrax

    trumpettrax Piano User

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    Thanks for the help! :oops:
     

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