arban's 14 studies. which one to start with ?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by m0pdq, May 16, 2008.

  1. m0pdq

    m0pdq New Member

    hi all

    been wanting to play the studies at the back of the arban for a bit, but not sure where to start.

    No. 1 is the obvious place, but is it easier / more beneficial to start with one of the others ?

    thanks for your help.

  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I think number 6 is probably the easiest of them... :)
  3. halsasaurus

    halsasaurus Member

    I've still yet to play the first couple of pages perfectly!
  4. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I would suggest that it depends what you are working on.

    Some of the grand studies are easier than others, but which is the easiest for you will be a personal choice.
  5. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    No. 5 and 6 I would suggest-they're the ones I played for my grade 6 and 7 so they must be some of the easier ones I would imagine.
    When you can play no. 2, please tell me.....I gave up when I was told to do it for my grade 8 and played 'Mr Logic' instead!!
  6. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    My dim memory (alright, I looked in my old Arban for dates) says 6,9,2,13,7 in that order.

    IMO 9 is the easiest, but it's all relative!

    2 is a swine and so is the last 4 bars before the last change of key in 6, took me ages to get right.

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