I got the range...now let's tackle the fingerings!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by xelaris, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. xelaris

    xelaris New Friend

    Jan 19, 2009
    Got hold of Arban's Complete Method for Trumpet...
    It's the first tutorial book I've ever tried and I find it very useful.
    For once, I realized that mastering the whole range isn't just about playing a chromatic scales cleanly and hitting that double C (or just about), or practicing only a couple of simple tunes (that's what I was doing before getting the Arban's).
    Some combinations of intervals are trickier than others simply because I'd never tackled them before...
    Most importantly, after a couple of weeks using the Arban's method, I'm playing most of the exercises without checking the fingering chart (about time too).
    Yet, I guess there is a lot of work to do before I can start improvising in the same way I do with the Sax.

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