First Studies of the Arban method

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by keigoh, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. keigoh

    keigoh Pianissimo User

    Oct 24, 2012
    What do the martellato accent marks (^) and the marcato accent marks (>) on the first studies of the Arban method represent? What are they there fore?
  2. -C-

    -C- Pianissimo User

    Jul 13, 2011
    > = marcato (I usually call this an accent)

    ^ = strong marcato (I've also heard this referred to as just a marcato)

    I usually play the marcato as a volume accent and the strong marcato as louder and sharper in attack, almost staccato.
  3. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    martellato (^) , is normally reserved for bow instruments, but on trumpet it may be considered strong or intense but not necessarily louder or softer. marcato (>) indicates the note or passage is to be played loudly. I would also add chord, but brass instruments cannot of themselves play a chord.

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