Best Book for a beginner

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  1. 714TptPlyr

    714TptPlyr New Friend

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    I am a college student on the way out(graduating not dropping out) and I am going to take on some students. Im going to start with beginners, and Im wondering what the best book to start a new trumpet student on is. I think that clark and arbans would be over their heads at this point.

    Any Suggestions?
     
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  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    I've had good results using" Breeze Easy" books with my beginning students.
     
  3. Markie

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    Easy Steps To the Band
     
  4. study888

    study888 Mezzo Forte User

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    Hello 714TptPLyr. One of the best internet sites to order Music lesson books. Is SheetMusicPlus.com . I like the Standard of Excellence books by Bruce Pearson. The Book One&Two can be bought with the Enhanced Comprehensive Band Method. Both of these books, have excellent play along lesson CD's,etc. There is also a Book three. The Best in Class,Book One and Two also by Bruce Pearson, are excellent lesson books. Some other good lesson books are the First Arban and First Arban book Two,by Carl Fisher, to help along your fast learning students. Lot of stuff on this site for any type playing. Prices are real reasonable, and may have school and Band rates for bulk buying. Check the site out. Good luck.
     
  5. Ed Kennedy

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    I like the old Tune A Day book.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Arban and Clarke, plus plenty of easy tunes. They are suitable for beginners and if the students REALLY practice 20 to 30 minutes per day, you will be amazed how quickly they learn.

    If some the lessons end up being baby sitting services, then it really doesn't matter........
     
  7. Phil986

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    When I was a total beginner, my teacher started me with Clark's "Elementary Studies." I think it was a good idea.
     
  8. SpiritDCI08

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    Standard of Excellence
    Foundations for Superior Performance
    Rubank
    Basis of Elemantary Band
    Arbans
    ALL Clarks
    Alot of church hymns and ballads

    The main thing is to stress the importance of practice to them but to also keep it fun.
     
  9. jason_boddie

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    Rubanks or Arbans.

    When I started they suggested the Rubanks, and I played that untill it was obvious I was serious. Then my teacher insisted I pick up an Arbans.
     
  10. Cornyandy

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    All I can say is I wish I had Arbans when I started. Although the old tune a day book aint bad. It has plenty of easy tunes like rowuk suggests

    Cheers

    Andrew
     

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