Ernst Gaetke’s “Studies in Scales & Arpeggios” is a two book set was written to address the increasing demands on modern trombone players. Due to the increasing demands of modern literature, Gaetke felt compelled to help players improve and perfect their technique on the instrument, in order to keep pace with the progress of technical difficulties laid out by modern compositions. He felt that the first indispensable skill is the absolute mastery of scales and arpeggios. A purchase of this book includes two separate volumes, one on scales and one on arpeggios, at one low price.
The varied exercises will be found to afford the student sufficient instructive matter and recreation in practicing the various keys. To the arpeggios, have been added sets of broken chords of thirds, fourths, and fifths. Their object is not only to teach accuracy and precision in hitting the right notes, they are also intended to teach reading at sight. A careful study of these areas will greatly facilitate matters for the student practicing and playing modern music.
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