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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by techboy10, Jan 20, 2007.
What is Arban's book everyone keeps talking about?
Congrats Tech on your first Arban's.
If you stick with trumpet, you'll be using it for the rest of your life.
p.s. I practice every day out of it. Oh, and Mickey is right. I just had mine spiral bound. Was inexpensive.
Ahhhh good ole' Arban's
There's something in there to cure all your ills that's for sure.
My first one was either 12 or 14 dollars I don't quite remember; but it bit the dust long ago.
I bought a new one last year for 30 something dollars.
The biggest trick you'll have to accomplish is actually using it. I sometimes find it so overwhelming that it's had to decide what to use it for.
I mainly treat it like reference; if I'm having a problem; say double tounging. I open the book to that section and start working on it.
Good luck; and stay with it.
Check out Erick Bolvin's The Arban's Method which gives one a year a a quarter's worth of lessons:
I have had this Arbans book since 1969
Arban is just code for the 19th century magician "Dr. Nabra" - he hung out in Paris during the 1860's - he was a somnambulist I believe.
My Arban was 35 shillings...!!! or, in 'funny money' £1.75 ($US3.50) I still had to save up my pennies for several weeks. It's been reparied several times and the brown cover is now black and well thumbed....
I know some sections by heart but cannot claim the knowledge of Tom Paulin, former principal cornet with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, who used to stamp his authority on new band members by demanding they think of a number and then playing that particular page of the Arban by memory....
Take your prize and send it to Cornet1 ! I think that's going to be hard to beat.
I win, mine was $3.50
J.B Arban gave me an autographed copy of the first edition.
Do I win? (for the biggest lie?)
Seriously, my first one was $5.00, bought by my parents. It's a great source of exercises. I still practice out of it.