Célèbre Méthode Complète de Trumpet, Valved Cornet and Saxhorn has assisted many generations of Trumpet and Cornet players. The compilation by French cornetist, conductor and composer, Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889) successfully addresses requirements of modern technique and contemporary musical writing.
Arban studied at the Paris Conservatoire and led a prosperous career as a versatile and accomplished musician. Célèbre Méthode Complète for Trumpet, Valved Cornet and Saxhorn is divided into three parts, which incorporate a vast variety of musical elements. Part 1 includes performance directions, holding the instrument, tuning slides, sound, long notes, staccato, transposition, syncopation, martellato, legato, arpeggios, mutes, extended techniques and vibrato. Containing a large amount of instruction in French, English, German and Spanish, Arban's Célèbre Méthode Complète de Trumpet, Valved Cornet and Saxhorn is not to be missed by any aspiring brass player.