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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Richard Oliver, Mar 28, 2007.
I fear "no" after some googling.
Sniker, snigger, chortle, simper, but I may be off to Office Max.
If you have trouble seeing the music in Arban's, I feel for you. As printed music goes, it's a fairly normal size. What do you do when playing music printed smaller?
I once made an exercise sheet for my students, and to get everything on one page I used cue sized staves. They played everything very softly.
Dale, I've not run into anything smaller over the past year. Marches will be my undoing.
I dislike leaning into the stand whilst working on some of the chromatic exercies that have a twist to them. The cadenzas in the Art of Phrasing are tiny. Much of Arban's is a fine size for my eyes; some of it, however, is made for young bulls with good eyes.
Actually, it's my fault. I should have it memorized.
Vulgano, you my friend, are an evil wit!!
Did you try contacting Carl Fischer?
You're right - I forgot about the cadenzas. A short cornet is handy for marches - it's easier to get closer to the music! Actually, I usually blow marches up to a full 8.5X11 size. I just played a gig a couple of nights ago reading march-size music on stage with NO backlighting - only spots on the front, which makes it even worse. If I didn't have that stuff semi-memorized, it would have been bad.
you don't have the complete Arbans memorized yet?
If you own an Arbans and blow up copies for your own personal use AND do not distribute the copies, you will have no problems. Just throw away one single copy and let somebody pull it out of your trash can - then you will be in REAL TROUBLE!
It's amazing how useful the "right" pair of glasses can be. Having reached the age (several years ago) where my arms seem to have grown shorter, I was compelled to switch to bi and then tri focals. Of course, this plays havoc with music reading because the notes get caught in the "lines." This is true even if you have "progressive" tri-focals. I asked my optomitrist and he prepared a prescription lense that had enough depth of field to be focused from 3 to 5 feet away. This is perfect for reading music and, amazingly enough, now that I can see the notes I can play more of them. This true even where the font is small.
Tom, thanks for the tip on the glasses. No doubt, I'll follow through on that someday.
Robin, the edition I'd be copying is the 1876(?) that can be found linked here: http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f145/arban-characteristic-studies-32831.html
My edition has loads more exercies. So I may say phoeey copying the post Cival War edition. But given I'm an irrational lover of the old, antiquated, and sometimes dilapidated, I may cave.