Book buying spree - Whee!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Alex_C, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

    May 30, 2010
    Gilroy, California
    So I sold a motorcycle and decided to visit a local music store and get a book or two. They had quite a selection, and to me it's like tools, hard to have too many so I got:

    Standard of Excellence by Bruce Pearson Book 1
    Same, book 2
    Same, book 3
    H.L. Clarke, Technical Studies for the Cornet
    Claude Gordon, Thirty Velocity Studies
    Saint-Jacome, Grand Method for the Trumpet or Cornet (big fat thing)

    Guess I didn't get an Arban, but when I see one I'll get it too. Frankly the Standard Of Excellence series will probably be the backbone of my learning with some of the Clarke and Gordon thrown in.

    These cost me almost $80, hopefully it will be money well spent. Back when I did a sport, I had all the books available on it, too. Thank goodness there were not a lot of books about it!
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    Arban's cost a chunk of change ... but are worth every penny IMO ... I'm on my second copy, this one a platinum edition. Most small music shops as cater to public schools usually only have a few copies ... if that. Still, I think they should be willing to order a copy for you. Still, what you purchased should keep you going for about a year or two.
  3. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

    Jan 20, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    You can download a free copy of the Arban's at
  4. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bordeaux, France.
    Thank you very much, Flugelgirl. But in a first try, I forgot a letter and asked ... Imagine ! There is not the same music ! :dontknow:ROFL
  5. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

    May 30, 2010
    Gilroy, California
    You got ABBA instead?

    Yeah an Arban's is on the list. About the only thing still on my book buying list really.

    And everything is getting harder to find so when I see one I'll grab it.
  6. Seaaggie

    Seaaggie New Friend

    May 3, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Me Too! I just got an Aban's platinum edition and Rubank's intermediate book.
  7. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

    May 30, 2010
    Gilroy, California
    It's cheaper to collect books than collect horns.

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