Good Arban's book replacement?

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  1. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

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    I know there are a lot of method books out there, but i'm just looking for something fresh. I've practiced plenty of Arban's. Any advice on a great overall method book? I suppose I'm just looking for a new book where I can practice tonguing, scales, lip flexibilities, long tones(ish), and, if possible, Clarke-like exercises and also lyrical stuff. I'm not saying ALL of that has to be found in one book, but....
     
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    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Herbert L. Clarke is invaluable. And Claude Gordon can provide some refreshment.
     
  4. Sethoflagos

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    Arban's Method has no 'replacement' that I've ever located. There are supplementary studies that may be helpful. But when the Arban stuff starts to get hard, it is probably a less than optimum move to go looking for another method. Even when glossed up with 'expanding your horizons type' language. :-)
     
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  5. Vulgano Brother

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    St. Jacome's method is Arbanesque yet sometimes shows us things from the other side of the ice.
     
  6. Dennis78

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    I have an Allen Vissuttii? I can't spell it, but it is nice with some different ideas
     
  7. kehaulani

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    What he said.

    As a matter of fact, Claude Gordon used it, I believe, before he used Arban's in his (Claude's) method books.
     
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  9. TrumpetMD

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    The term "replacement" might have certain connotations. I suppose there are no "replacements" for books like Arban and Clarke.

    But I think there are reasonable alternatives to the Arban Method. For me personally, my primary method was Rubank (intermediate and advanced). Rubank has all of the elements the OP asked about. It's probably easier to follow, with or without a teacher. And unlike Arbans, it stays open on the music stand. :cool:

    It's not a replacement for anything. But like other good method books, it's a reasonable alternative.

    Mike
     
  10. Sethoflagos

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    Well it's certainly an argument. Notwithstanding that it describes itself as "Perhaps second only to the Arban Complete Celebrated Method".

    And Arban's is free ;-)
     

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