"The trumpeter's bible" for over 150 years, this complete pedagogical method contains hundreds of exercises, beginning with basics and progressing to advanced compositions, including the author's famous arrangement of Carnival in Venice. J. B. Arban discusses every aspect of playing — including articulation, tonguing, slurs, tone, and range — sharing the knowledge he acquired from many years of experience as a teacher and performer. He offers an appreciation of all the instrument's inherent difficulties as well as instructive points that touch upon all possible musical questions.
The Paris Conservatory's Committee on Music Study noted, "This work is rich in instructive advice, is based upon the best of fundamental principles, and omits not a single instructive point which might be needed for the development and gradual technical perfection of a player." This edition features an Introduction and expert commentary by an instructor well versed in the Arban Method.
Arban's complete conservatory method for trumpet
This book awesome and well formatted edited. Worth the price.
No musical examples?
One is asked to part with $30 on the basis of a 24-page preview that has not one note of music represented in it, yet 98% of the book is of musical exercises. Is this book scanned from the paper version - so that the notes are tiny and crowded on the iPad screen, or has the music been opened up to be truly useful? The preview gives us no clue.
Page Errors, links don’t work.
Good resource, but the chapter links don’t work. For example, if you click on “carnival of Venice” it doesn’t bring you that. It will snap you to a page like 20 pages off from Carnival of Venice.
The Arbans book is a trumpet player staple, undoubtedly one of THE trumpet books. But the entire reason I bought this digital copy, and why anyone would buy a digital copy, is for convenience. But there isn’t any. If the table of contents links don’t work, you’re better off flipping through a physical copy of the book to get the page you are looking for.