Arban, Jean-Baptiste. Characteristic Studies (14). These 14 Characteristic Etudes are taken from the Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet. These etudes. Arban, Jean-Baptiste. Characteristic Studies (14). Excerpted from Carl Fischer edition of the complete Arbans Method (), these are the same as the items .

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Front cover of the edition. Studies and exercises, Cornet music, Trumpet music.

Saxophoneswhen included in orchestral music they rarely are will be shown in the “other instrument” location after strings and before the soloist, if any. Note also that the separate euphonium part is attached to trombone with a plus sign. In the third example, we have a rather extreme use of the system. There is no low brass.

Arban, Jean-Baptiste Characteristic Studies (14) for Trumpet Studies & Etudes

Please help improve this article arnan introducing citations to additional sources. Arban uses various “tu-ku” pronunciation combinations, and Gordon subsequently replaces these with “tee-kee” combinations. Retrieved from ” https: The first number stands for Flutethe second for Oboethe third for Clarinetthe fourth for Bassoonand the fifth separated from the woodwinds by a dash is for Horn.

Arban covers the range of the cornet trumpet.

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He suggests pronouncing arbna while playing. He begins with simple slurs that are accomplished by the variation of valves. Next, Arban teaches the student the various ornaments that can be played on a trumpet or cornet. Strings are a standard configuration 4 first violin, 4 second violin, 3 viola, 2 cello, 2 bass. He uses the “tu” pronunciation, in contrast with modern authorities, which often use “tee. Those of my readers who…want to attain…perfection, should…try to hear good music well interpreted.


The “more advanced studies” include studies on intervals; broken octaves and tenths; triplets; the four-sixteenth rhythmic figure; major and minor arpeggios; the dominant seventh arpeggio; and cadenzas.

String Instrumentation Codes Following many of the titles in our String Ensemble catalog, you will see a set of four numbers enclosed in square brackets, as in this example: They dwell on rudimentarytechnical features such as scales, intervals, chords and chromatics.

The system used above is standard in the orchestra music field. Also, it should be noted that Euphonium can be doubled by either Trombone or Tuba. He concludes this section with a series of advanced studies combining slurred and staccato playing. Ornament music Next, Arban teaches the student the various ornaments that can be played on a trumpet or cornet.

Arban then characterlstic his method with a focus on tone Studies Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C, op 21 [2,2,2,2,0,0, tymp, ]. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat The original edition was published by Jean-Baptiste Arban sometime before and is currently in print.

Arban, Jean-Baptiste Characteristic Studies (14)

Arban admits to giving minor scales “limited treatment,” but Gordon refutes this by citing the nonexistence of “limits on the use of the Trumpet and Cornet. All of these, however, require their performers to be synchronized with one another. Thus a double reed quartet of 2 oboes, english horn and bassoon will look like this:. Before his final 12 fantasias, Arban provides 14 challenging characteristic studies.


In addition to the eleven fantasias fantasies for B-flat cornets, there is one for the A cornet “Fantasie and Variations on Acteon”. The Studies are presented in a way so that the player can better tie together nuts and bolts technical playing with the art of making music. Typically, orchestra scores have the tuba linked to euphonium, but it does happen where Trombone is the principal instead.

Professor Arban devotes the next section of his vast method to slurring or legato playing. The first set of numbers before the dash represent the Woodwinds.

He also details alternate fingerings adban describes the use of the tuning slide. The first set of numbers before the dash represent the Woodwinds. Example 2 – Jones: