Method for Trombone

New Edition Edited by Alan Raph

Jean-Baptiste Arban

Edited by Alan Raph
Book with Download
Instrumentation: Trombone, Baritone
Item Number: O23X
Number of Pages: 360
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Arban's fundamental method book for trumpet was first published in 1864 and has held a top spot in trumpet studies ever since. In 1936, two of the finest trombonists of the day, Charles Randall and Simone Mantia, revised the method for trombone, creating the basis for trombone studies over the ensuing 75 years. Today, Alan Raph brings the Arban into the 21st century, enhancing and expanding the complete Arban text, and addressing new skills and techniques developed up to current times. Sections have been expanded (i.e., scales, arpeggios), and new sections have been added (i.e., slide drills, contemporary forms of double and triple tonguing). Alternate positions have been updated and expanded. Sometimes F-attachment positions are given to facilitate awkward slide movements. Raph's exceptional edition also includes downloadable MP3 accompaniments to the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Varies, as performed by John Walker, for a complete instructional package for trombone students.

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Editor Raph, Alan


About Jean Baptiste Arban
About Simone Mantia
About Charles L. Randall
About Alan Raph
Introductory Remarks
Notes and Listings for the Accompaniment CD
Instructive Comments
Special Baritone Horn Techniques and Considerations
"Overtones, Slide Placement and F Attachment"
Diagram of the Trombone
Diagram of the Baritone and Valve Trombone
Correct Positions for Holding the Slide Trombone and Baritone
I. First Studies
First Studies
Studies in Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Notes
6/8 Meter
II. Studies for the Slur
III. Direction for Study of the Scales
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Chromatic Scales
Chromatic Triplets and Scale Fragments
IV. Ornaments
Preparatory Exercises for the Gruppetto
The Gruppetto (Turn)
The Double Appoggiatura
Short Etudes
The Grace Note
The Portamento
The Trill
The Mordent
V. More Advanced Studies
Octaves and Tenths
Studies for Sixteenth Notes
Major and Minor Arpeggios
Dominant Seventh Arpeggios
Diminished Seventh Arpeggios
VI. Double and Triple Tonguing
Double Tonguing
Triple Tonguing
The Slur in Double Tonguing
Fanfare Tonguing
VII. Solos
VIII. 14 Characteristic Studies
IX. 12 Fantaisies and Airs with Variations
X. Harmonious Blacksmith Variations