Benedict Vansek’s book “Arban’s Daily Gymnastics for Cornet or Trumpet,” is subtitled “the personal daily studies used by JB Arban, famous artist and author of the world renowned Arban Method.”
I give the extended subtitle because it is a perfect description of what the book is. It outlines a series of exercises done personally by Arban each day to maintain his facility on the instrument and keep him in tip top shape. The book covers Long Tones, Slurred Intervals, cycle of major scales, dominant 7th chords, extended intervals, descending harmonics, triplet lip flexibilities, cycle of major chords, chromatic studies, chords of the diminished 7th, then “Ancient Trumpet Studies”. The whole set can be practiced in about 20 minutes and is a wonderful daily routine to get you started.
Feel free to check out a sample page to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download, a print edition, or both by clicking above. This is a routine you don’t want to miss.