comeback method

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by m d, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. m d

    m d New Friend

    Feb 4, 2009
    Reading Pa.
    does anyone have any suggestions on method books for a comeback player? your input would be greatly apprecieted. Mark
  2. jason_boddie

    jason_boddie Piano User

    Dec 26, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Clarkes,or Rubanks.

    And oh yea, a teacher. HE will tell you which one.
  3. spit_valve

    spit_valve New Friend

    Aug 2, 2008
    Patience is the most important thing to remember. Use the same studies you used when you were playing such as Clark, Schlossberg and Arbans. However tackle just a little everyday until your chops build back up. Doing too much too soon will only build frustration.
    Good luck,
    Spit Valve
  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

    Nov 8, 2006
    Greenfield WI
    I liked to pick up ancient method books and just play out of them. I generally didn't use Arban's because it got too tough too fast. Clarke's Elementary and Rubank were my first exercises until I picked up the Harry James Trumpet Method. That was a lot of fun.

    Patience is definitely the key. Also, even if you don't get regular lessons, one or two to get checked out is a good thing.

  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Get a teacher and make the invest in time really worthwhile. Like most things in life, the things you learn from a more experienced person saves a lot of mistakes and gets you up to speed quickest.

    There is a DYI crowd here, but I have yet to read any really convincing arguments.
  6. beckhome

    beckhome New Friend

    Feb 10, 2008
    Tigard, Oregon
    Just picked up a copy of Walter Beeler's method book and it might be a good repalcement for Rubanks, although that's still what I use for teaching. I'll also add Getchell both volumes.
  7. simonstl

    simonstl Pianissimo User

    Nov 25, 2008
    Dryden/Ithaca, NY
    I decided to go back on the path I'd taken as a child, and picked up the Breeze-Easy books I'd had, as well as the Hering Forty Progressive Etudes. It's been interesting for the memories as well as for the playing, and an interesting path of unteaching myself problems my later teachers told me I had developed early.

    There's plenty of controversy here in earlier threads about teachers and DIY. My perspective definitely leans toward the DIY side, but I'd suggest that the main reasons for getting a teacher are ambition and impatience. If you clearly want to be a great trumpeter, sure, get a teacher. And if you want to expand your range quickly, I think you definitely need a teacher to avoid injuring yourself.

    I'm less ambitious and more patient, and it's going well.
  8. GoodMusic@PA

    [email protected] Piano User

    Aug 7, 2008
    The Arban book-if you don't already have one. That's about it. unless you have any songs in particular you want to play. And a Teacher too,:-)
  9. Liblip

    Liblip New Friend

    Mar 29, 2008
    Go with a teacher Mark. I'm going into my second year on the comeback trail. My coach has taken me to a place where folks that heard me last year can't get over how I've progessed. He's taught me to transcribe and transpose too- I'm arranging stuff and have met several people to work with. Can't beat doing it right the first time out. -Ed
  10. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

    Nov 28, 2008
    Look around on this site using the search feature. I'm sure there are MANY threads on this topic.

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