The Saint-Jacome Manual

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  1. ebjazz

    ebjazz Pianissimo User

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    Hello trumpet players;

    I am happy to announce the release of
    The Saint-Jacome Manual. ::: Eric Bolvin Music Studios - Publications ::: SAINT-JACOME MANUAL
    A 63 lesson course that takes progressively through the entire Saint-Jacome Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet
    For those of you familiar with The Arban Manual, this will be a welcome addition to your library and practice.

    *Each lesson is a well rounded practice routine
    * Progressive lessons for easy development
    * Build a solid foundation and technique
    * Unlock the mystery of Saint-Jacome
    * Available in print and pdf
    * Only $12.95

    Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

    Saint-Jacome’s Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet has, along with Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method, been a staple of trumpet practice and pedagogy since it’s inception in 1870. Most serious trumpet players are familiar with the duets of Saint-Jacome, which are considered to be some of the finest ever written and many have played the etudes. But when it comes to the remaining 300-plus pages of the Saint-Jacome, most trumpet players have not scratched the surface. While most trumpet players have spent a considerable amount of time working from the Arban, the Saint-Jacome collects dust sitting on the shelf.
    Why has the Saint-Jacome taken a back seat to the Arban for over a century? The reason is quite simple: organization. The Arban is fairly well organized by type of exercise and study, while the Saint-Jacome is seemingly put together randomly. The fact that the book has never been edited properly doesn’t help either.
    That brings us to the purpose of the Saint-Jacome Manual: To bring order to the chaos. To give the trumpet player a day-to-day plan for practicing from this great book. Each lesson is a balanced, complete practice routine that will take you progressively through the entire Saint-Jacome Grand Method. Good luck!

    Read the whole introduction and download two FREE lessons here:
    ::: Eric Bolvin Music Studios - Publications ::: SAINT-JACOME MANUAL

    Thanks!!~

    Eb
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The St. Jacome book has been my favorite for at least 35 years. Absolute KILLER duets! I think he also coined the phrase "velocity studies".

    Eric is right about the organisation. It was designed to be presented by a teacher that knows the book inside out (it is a "conservatory method" after all.

    I am sure that master Teacher EB has unlocked the secret of optimal use.
     
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  3. ebjazz

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    Thanks Rowuk!

    Eb
     
  4. coolerdave

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    That book is one of my biggest influences..I use to play it with a kid who could really really music... I didn't know much more than the right button to push ... spent an entire summer and school year in it...
     
  5. ebjazz

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    Good luck with it Dave!

    Eb
     
  6. progmac

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    this is fairly amazing. i came across this post when googling st jacome's. their is such a dearth of information about how to use it. i have been intrigued by the st jacome book but have had no clue how to use it for some time now. looking through the method, i can tell it is amazing, but i never made it past fiddling around with a few exercises here and there. i'll work out your samples for a week or two and check back. thanks again.
     
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  7. ebjazz

    ebjazz Pianissimo User

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    OK. Good luck. SJ is a lifetime of work!

    Eb
     

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