Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Book New Authentic Edition w/CD
Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Book New Authentic Edition w/CD
Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Book New Authentic Edition w/CD
Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Book New Authentic Edition w/CD

Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Book New Authentic Edition w/CD

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Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

New Authentic Edition

Jean-Baptiste Arban (composer), Jennifer Marotta (editor), Thomas Hooten (editor)


  • Trumpet in Bb
  • Cornet in Bb
The New Authentic Edition of Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method contains the same tried and true comprehensive system of study that Arban developed over a century ago, and this completely re-engraved edition has been painstakingly edited by prominent trumpet performers and teachers. In re-editing the method, the Arban system has been kept intact, while adding some of editors’ own insights with respect to how trumpet is taught today. Purists and modernists alike will welcome these new editions. Arban’s time-tested pedagogical sequence has also been given a fresh new layout for easier reading. As an added bonus, the included downloadable resources contain spectacular performances of all of the 14 Characteristic Studies as well as piano accompaniments for the Fantasies performed by John Walker. All tracks are in MP3 format and can be downloaded to your desktop or MP3 player/iPod. The download also contains the original text from the first edition of the Arban method in PDF form, including multi-language translations. The Arban Complete Conservatory Method is the definitive must-have for all trumpet players. With this masterful new edition and all of its extra resources, the Arban will remain the driving force in brass education for generations to come.

Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Methods and Studies
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Weight: 3 lbs.
UPC: 7-98408-09314-3
ISBN: 978-0-8258-9314-8
Notes and Track Listings for the MP3 Accompaniment and Performance Tracks

Fingering Chart for Trumpet/Cornet

Diagram of the Trumpet and Cornet

Preface to the 1894 and 1936 Editions

Editorial Note by Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marotta

About Jean Baptiste Arban

About Thomas Hooten

About Jennifer Marotta

Introduction by Jean Baptiste Arban


Alternate Fingering

Mouthpiece Position



Style: Faults To Be Avoided

I. First Studies

Explanatory Notes on the First Studies; Syncopation; Rhythmic figures and 6/8 Meter

Music Studies

First Studies

Rhythmic Figures

6/8 Meter


II. Slurring or Legato Playing

Explanatory Notes on Slurring or Legato Playing

Music: Studies on Slurring or Legato Playing

III. Scales

Explanatory Notes on Major and Minor Scales, Chromatic Scales and Triplets

Music Studies

Major Scales

Minor Scales

Chromatic Scales

Chromatic Triplets

IV. Ornaments

Explanatory Notes on the Simple or Long Appoggiatura; the Short Appoggiatura or the Grace Note; the Portamento

The Double Appoggiatura, the Turn, the Trill and the Mordent

Music Studies:

Preparatory Studies for the Turn

The Turn

The Double Appoggiatura

The Simple or Long Appoggiatura

The Short Appoggiatura

The Portamento

The Trill

The Mordent

V. More Advanced Studies

Explanatory Notes on Intervals; Broken Octaves and Tenths; Rhythmic Figures, Arpeggios and Cadenzas

Music Studies


Broken Octaves and Tenths


Rhythmic Figure

Major and Minor Arpeggios

Dominant Seventh Arpeggios

Diminished Seventh Arpeggios


VI. Tonguing

Explanatory Notes on Triple Tonguing, Double Tonguing, the Slur and Double Tonguing, and Fanfare Tonguing

Music Studies

Triple Tonguing

Double Tonguing

The Slur and Double Tonguing

Fanfare Tonguing

VII. The Art of Phrasing

150 Classic and Popular Melodies

VIII. 68 Duets for Two Cornets

IX. Concluding Remarks: 14 Characteristic Studies

X. 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés


Arban’s Fantasies Accompaniment Audio MP3s

14 Characteristic Studies Performed by Thomas Hooten