Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Neillyboy, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Neillyboy

    Neillyboy Member

    can someone enlighten me a to what an arbor is??

    Heard someone talk about this the other day and know its for technique but thats about it.
  2. Neillyboy

    Neillyboy Member

    I meant arban. planning my garden in the process!!
  3. pbirch

    pbirch Active Member

    Jean baptiste arban was professor of cornet at the Paris conservatoire in the19th century. He wrote a definitive method for cornet playing that is still used today. It has technical exercises that will improve your playing if you practice them carefully and diligently (perhaps even in your arbor)
  4. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    The Arban Cornet Method. The Brass players bible. Every brass bander should own a copy.
  5. dhanimiller

    dhanimiller Member

    Except Cornet Players! :p :clap:

    Only kidding, I have 3! (2 are A.W.O.L.)
  6. sheilakey

    sheilakey New Member

    You're a BBb Bass player right?

    You only need to buy the first 10 pages of the Arban! ;)
  7. Simes

    Simes Supporting Member

    Colour photocopy of the cover with your hymm book inside. Impresses people to see you've got it...
  8. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Oi! I'm a BB player and I have an Arban.

    OK, I'll admit, it's suspiciously pristine.....
  9. Simes

    Simes Supporting Member

    I claim that mine is so clean because I really look after it so well.
  10. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Yeah that'll be it... ;)

    To be honest, I spend more time playing hymn tunes up and down an octave or two to build up sound, stamina and lung capacity. Far more productive practice for a BB player.
  11. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Owning a copy is one thing, using it is another... :)
  12. Coverhead

    Coverhead Member

    Another good one is the 'Saint Jacome Grand Method'. I bought a copy a few days ago after my teacher recommended it. Some of the studies are amazing, right up there with the Arban IMO.

    Just don't look at the ridiculous bright pink cover for too long, nearly burnt my eyes out!!
  13. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Now you're just being silly.

    I had a flick through mine once, hardly any pictures!
  14. Daveflug

    Daveflug New Member

    Oh it has its uses. Mine makes a decent door prop...
  15. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    When I do that in rehearsals I usually get told off. I hope you don't mind, but I will be quoting the above :clap:
  16. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I can't say it's that much use to Bass Trombonists.....
  17. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Three copies passed through my hands in the early years, but I never did find a music stand strong enough to support them. Then I removed all the binding stuff, divided the book into sections, and solved the problem.
  18. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. So, The Arban should be owned by all brass musicians. There you go, that's trombones exempted.
  19. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    That's better!

    I wouldn't want any aspiring Bull Boner's taken down the wrong path :)
  20. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Be my guest! But don't quote me.

    I can't claim credit for that one myself, I'm just quoting Andy "Chopper" Lincoln, who's easily twice the player I'll ever be.

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