Thoughts on the arban manual.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Overtones, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Overtones

    Overtones New Friend

    Oct 24, 2010
    I am a beginning trumpet player with previous trombrone experience when
    I was in middle school. I have a copy of the Arban's platinum edition which
    I got with my trumpet. Really did not know how to practice from it or what
    to play. So I decided to get the Arban Manual. Has anyone used it.
  2. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    That is the Bible for trumpet player. The question "Has anyone used it?"

    Almost every player from my era was brought up on it, and a lot of Pro players I know still use it to go over some routines.... It is also available on CD.

    But to answer your question...Yes I have used it when I was 13, and I am still using it now at 53 yo. Also welcome to TM, enjoy your playing, and enjoy your time here.

  3. harveyhassanator

    harveyhassanator Pianissimo User

    Sep 5, 2010
    Ive been taught by this book for years. it is a great book to practice from. it is THE bible for trumpeters.

    as for how to use it, you must set yourself a routine, splitting the time you have into chunks to practice each section.
    e.g do long notes to begin with, then lip slurs, double tonguing, triple tonguing etc

    the idea is not to play them as fast as you can but, to play them smoothly and correctly. if you split on note or don't double tongue correctly, go back and do it again till it is correct.

    if you have one, use a metronome so all the note values are the same.

    hope this helps

    p.s with double and triple tonguing, get the tu ku right before trying to go fast or REALLY fast like a lot of people do.
  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

    Nov 8, 2006
    Greenfield WI
    He means Eric Bolvin's book.

  5. craigph

    craigph Piano User

    Mar 12, 2010
  6. The Kraken

    The Kraken Piano User

    Mar 28, 2007
    Gold Coast - 805
    I Agree

    Eric Bolvin Music Studios - Publications ::: ARBAN MANUAL

    is an excellant resource, you will not regret it !!

    Have any questions Eric will always reply.

    Have Fun:play:
  7. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    I'll be ordering it for myself for Christmas, so if nobody provides feedback before then I will.

    I have EB's "The Modern Jazz Trumpet Method" and I really like it, so I suspect the Arban Manual will be very useful as well...
  8. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

    Oct 29, 2010
    First you should look through the book and make a look on what you can do and what you can't, then make a plan on what you think you need to practice on, when you a capable to play them in full tempo you can start playing the things you can and improve it. and you should play the things you have practiced on often to refresh your memory.

    PS. start slow and with metronome.

    Enjoy the Arban
  9. craigph

    craigph Piano User

    Mar 12, 2010

    Did Santa bring you the EB's Arban's manual for Christmas? What are your impressions of it?
  10. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    When my friend Don was in the Australian army in his younger days, he was issued a trumpet (weapon) and an Arbans (ammunition).


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