Saint-Jacome's Grand Method

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  1. ENTrumpet

    ENTrumpet New Friend

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    I just discovered this book in the college library the other day. Would anyone like to speak of experience with it and how it compares or contrasts with the Arban's?
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    We need both. I have used them for +40 years.
     
  3. ultratrumpet

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    Note - In Saint-Jacome Grand Method you will find flexbility studies on pages 19,24,49,68,81 ( Practice each line in all 7 valve positions, both tongued and slurred ). Also pages 157-165...practice with all models. Back in the day during the " Golden Age of Brass " 1860-1920 - that pretty much what the old-times had to practice. Both Arban and Saint-Jacome are excellent resourses. I've used both for over 40 years also and you should too.
     
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  4. Bob Grier

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    After I had finished the Arban Characteristic Studies in high school my teacher put me on the Saint-Jacome. Studies. They start with two page studies that are different melodic material than the Arban Studies. The last four are four page studies. I lkied them alot. There are also some great duets in the Grand Method.
     
  5. ultratrumpet

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    As with Arban, also practice thoroughly and correctly all the Characteristic Studies in Saint Jacome
     
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