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14 Characteristic Studies from ARBAN's Method
Modern Adaptation and Playbacks by Claude EGEA

Version for Solo Trombone

 /><br />  <br />  Most of the Trumpet, Euphonium, Saxhorn, Trombone and Tuba teachers remain close to the famous method "Grande Méthode Complète pour Cornet à Piston et Saxhorn" by Jean-Baptiste Alban (1825-1889), who was the first to set his instrument as a soloist instrument. <br />  <br />  FLEX Editions proposes the sheet music for the famous <strong>14 characteristic studies</strong> from ARBAN's Method together with 2 accompaniment CDs. Those studies have been <strong>revised, updated and dramatically modernised by Claude Egéa</strong>. <br />  <br />  <span style=This completely revised version allows making few pauses and breathings to work rigorously but with fun (yes, this is possible)!

The 2 accompaniment CDs provide very modern playbacks recorded at various tempos, to work progressively. Listen to it and enjoy.

We would be curious to know what Jean-Baptiste Arban would think of this version. Our common ambition is to give them a new lease of life.


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Extract from Study 1
 /></strong></font></a></font></strong></font></td>          </tr>      </tbody>  </table>  <p> <br />  <font face= /> Claude EGEA foreword<br />  </font></strong></font></p>  <p> </p>  <table cellspacing=

" I often go back to work on the Characteristic Studies from the Arban's Method. Indeed, even after many years of instrument practice and teaching, the educational power and the delicacy of these studies continues to strike me and continues to help me. I then work again and again on them, as a top level athlete must continuously work on his basics or a chef must start again and again to cook a basis for a sauce, and never forget that one must master the fundamentals to reach the excellence.

But it's true that playing alone becomes soon off-putting… I therefore wanted to make these studies more reachable and with more fun in order to make the young students excited about it. I reworked the phrasing, added a contrasted and fashionable rhythm section for all Pieces with some pauses and respirations. Shall the result make you improve the way you master your instrument with rigor and … fun! "
- Claude EGEA


 /> Denis LELOUP opinion<br />  </font></strong></font></p>  <p> </p>  <table cellspacing=

" Have you heard about this story? A father spending money for his daughter's private Piano lessons in order to " build bridges on the abyss that separates his daughter from Chopin". These times are over at Internet and digital age; Claude Egéa knows this. Who else could have "Abersoldized" the famous Arban's studies in a festive and mixed manner such that all professional or amateur brass players can keep in mind this key principle: work, but with fun… "

Denis Leloup
Trombone Player - International Soloist - Teacher at Paris Conservatoire, France


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14 Characteristic Studies from ARBAN's Method (with 2 accompaniment CDs)

Modern Adaptation and Playbacks by Claude EGEA




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Claude EGEA 

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Jean-Baptiste ARBAN 

All compositions by Jean-Baptiste ARBAN are here



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Solo Trombone

2 accompaniment CDs containing for each study:
   - A playback at the original tempo
   - A playback at a slower tempo



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 /> 4 to 5 over 6</font></p>              <p><font face=From 6 years of instrument practice



  /><strong><font face= Duration



Over 2 hours of playbacks



  /><strong><font face= Number of pages



32 pages



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FLEX Editions



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