H. L. Clarke - Technical Studies for...?

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  1. JTR-606ML

    JTR-606ML New Friend

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    Hi,

    I am completly new so please do not laugh.

    I've found a second hand "H. L. Clarke Technical Studies for Cornet" book but I recently bought a trumpet and obviously I want to learn how to play it. Can I use this "cornet" book for trumpet or would it be a no-no?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hornblatt

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    Cornet and trumpet methods are generally interchangable. The Clarke book is as good as any for working on technical excercises and finger studies. You might need some more basic stuff before clarke if you really just started though. Good luck!
     
  3. ChopsGone

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    The studies work just fine on a trumpet. You may want to start with something a bit easier if you're just learning to play trumpet, but when you're able to handle the book, it will do you good.
     
  4. ChopsGone

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    Sorry, Annie, we must have been typing at the same time. What you said.
     
  5. JTR-606ML

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    Thanks hornblatt & ChopsGone!

    So there is no diff between the two instruments, right (in terms of notes, fingering, etc)?

    Yes, I know that. I'm going to have my very first trumpet lesson this Tuesday and hopefully I'll be able to afford at least one lesson a week for the first 6 to 8 weeks. After that, I'll gradually increase the time span between the lessons.

    I wasn't planning to use the book straight away anyway...just wanted to buy it so I can have it ready in about 2-3 months.

    Cheers
     
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  6. hornblatt

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    JTR:
    As far as fingerings and notes, you are correct. There is no difference.

    Sounds like you have a good plan. Good luck with the lessons and I hope you have fun!

    Annie
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a time when the trumpet was considered "vulgar". The cornet was supposed to be equivalent to a flute, violin or piano for solo repertory. This is why the original Arban, St. Jacome, Clarke methods are labelled as being for the cornet.

    Modern history has changed the construction of the trumpet, given it a long tapered leadpipe and bell - thus turning it into sort of a "mega" cornet and leaving the trombone as the last instrument in the trumpet family.

    The book will serve you well. There is de facto no difference.
     
  8. JTR-606ML

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    thanks for the posts. What would you suggest to use as a beginner?! Which literature?
     
  9. rowuk

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    I suggest the same stuff for beginners and advanced players:
    Arban, Clarke, Irons. Everything that a player REALLY needs is in those books. Other methods offer variations and variety.
     
  10. s.coomer

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    Use the book your teacher tells you to use.
     

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