Whats your favorite Arban exercise?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by scott clark, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. scott clark

    scott clark New Member

    Having just started doing a few exercises in the Arban tutor book i was just wondering has anyone got a particular favorite
  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    I always enjoyed :wink: running scales, regardless of the exercise book they came from.

    Characteristic Study 4 is a good one, if you can play it. :grnsm
  3. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    My faves are prep exercises for Grupetto (great for lip flex if you slur them all) and study no. 13 for stamina and building up the finger muscles!
  4. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    my favourite is the one were you limber up.............................

    and through it as far as you can :lol:
  5. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    "Arban" and "favourite" dont go in the same sentence!!! :shock:

    i know they're really good, productive exercises but i just don't enjoy them. could be something to do with my teachers favourite phrase "so if we just say you do a couple of pages a day ok?"

    they take aaages!
  6. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    My favourite exercise with the Arban is picking it up off the stand and moving it...very good on the arms :)
  7. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Any of the 13 studies at the back, particularly 6,7 and 9.
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Always loved interval studies, especially octaves and 10ths
  9. do all the lip slurs everyday then modulate to every single key posible, and do the same with the interval jupms, sluring every second excersise....

    the oral equivalent of a bodybuilders gym work-out

    nothing like it to build up super chops
  10. blue_smarties

    blue_smarties Member

    I used to find practicing the Arban really boring to but i don't now for some reason! I think it helps to have a rest from it every couple of days, knowing you have to do something regardless of whether you want to or not can make you hate it! :)
    Out of the 14 studies @ the back, 2, 3, 6 , 7 & 9 are my favorites
  11. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    I have never owned an Arban :( It is too heavy!!!
  12. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    I read the Arban like a newspaper-from back to front :lol:
    Maybe if I read it properly I'd be able to play the stuff at the back :oops:
  13. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    Just finished a rehearsal and realise I need to work on p106 :cry:
    One of my favourite excercises - NOT.
    Hard work and I don't like hard work but when needs must. :lol: