I got my copy of arbans.....now what?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by scrap, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    Tis is a no-brainer in my opinion.

    Eric's manual is a FANTASTIC resource for people who have (and use) Arban's but don't necessarily have a teacher to walk them through it.

    EB is an outstanding jazz guy but he's got serious skills on the "classical" side of the horn as well.
  2. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

    May 7, 2011
    Don't start on page 339

    Spend alot of time on pp 125, 126, 127. Slow
    Then slur 2 up. Slow
    Then slur 2 down. Slow

    Then work on increasing speed. No slop. Each note has a pure focused core or you are going too fast.

    Then add double tonguing.
  3. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

    Dec 19, 2009
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Do the stuff with more white on the pages first, then work up to the "darker", more inked up sections.........
  4. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
  5. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

    May 2, 2009
    Charlotte NC
    Now you get a good teacher that will show what exercises to play. Most importantly he will show HOW to play those exercises in a way that will improve your playing.
  6. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

    Aug 15, 2009
    Yeah, what Kehaulani said. And realize that many people don't find Arban's overly exciting and fun to play (those that do, good for you-the rest of us wish we had that gene). Spend time in Arban's using a balanced approach - but also allow yourself yourself time for some fun playing. Getting the balance right there is difficult. Students often overemphasize the latter, not spending the time and effort for the technical work.
  7. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

    Sep 29, 2011
    Down Under
    The Arban's is just one of those books where every single exercise in every single chapter of all three indexes is golden. You'll have this book for the rest of your life.

    And once you've worked on those for a few years (decades) you might just be able to play Air Varie sur le petit Suisse. ROFL
  8. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

    Dec 5, 2008

    Arban is not a method book -its just a set of excersises and some tunes

    you need a good method book to accompany it

    try stamp, gordon, maggio... what ever fits you and than play any of those excersises from that excersise compilation called arban

    arban is not a method. infact it is, the poor guy tries to explain something but when you read that he uses tuu for both low c, c in the staff and even high c -you feel the need to throw it away. Just skip his so called method and use the excersuises in accompainment with some real method book
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  9. trumpetplayer231

    trumpetplayer231 Banned

    Aug 31, 2012
    Cape Coral, FL
    DO EVERYTHING IN THAT BOOK YOU POSSIBLY CAN! It's the best book ever made for trumpet and since you have one you can be apart of it's greatness. Do everything you can and use it every day for warming up, such as slurs, tounging, ETC. Good luck :D
  10. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 22, 2007
    Hyde Park, Utah
    What no one has mentioned directly is a general practice bit that may relate here. Many of us tend to spend more time in the shed working on what we sound good at, rather than what we don't. So enjoy the parts of a book like Arbans by wailing through what you can. That really rewards continuation. But spend more time each day on what you cannot do well. Try the stuff that seems within reach (perhaps not the "darkest" pages as said above). Also, as said above, Arbans is not really a methods book. Go elsewhere for the overall development plan and use Arbans as a filler.

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