Must have Items “The Arban Book”

The Arban Book

Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet or Cornet
(Also suitable for Eb Alto, Bb Tenor, Baritone, Euphonium and Bb Bass in Treble Clef)

arban method boo for trumpet
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OK, there is just no way getting around this one. I put this first on the list because it is THE most important of all the items on this page.

I seriously think, and wholeheartedly believe, that every trumpet player on the planet sould own this book!

 This is truly a MUST-HAVE item!


This is not only the best trumpet book, it is a legendary trumpet book. If trumpet playing were a religion then the Arban would be the “Bible” and I’m being 100% serious now…in fact the Arban’s book IS called “The Trumpet Bible” in the trumpet community around the world.

The Arban book has got more than 360 pages

It does not matter if you are a complete beginner, intermediate or if you are an advanced trumpet player, if you do not own this book it is time for you to order it now. It starts out very easy and slowly progresses and becomes more and more difficult.

Trumpet master or beginner…does not matter!

Even if it is your first week playing the trumpet, you can… and should use this book, and if you are a trumpet virtuoso, that have been playing for 40 years, you can… and should use this book.

In the Arban book you will find exercises on EVERY ASPECT of trumpet playing there is. If you are an intermediate to advanced player and need to work on a specific playing issue, well…

…you can find it in the Arban’s. And if you are a beginner hen just start from the beginning of the book as you can not get a more solid foundation than playing from the Arban.

  • Long note exercises
  • Tonguing exercises
  • Breathing exercises
  • Intervals exercises
  • Finger technique exercises
  • Trills
  • Musicality
  • Gorgeous pieces
  • Super difficult pieces
  • Easy pieces
  • Duets
  • Solo pieces
  • Etudes
  • And much more…

I’ve got two of them myself

my arban's trumpet method book
I bought the book to the left and my grandfather bought the Arban to the right. Both are pretty much practiced to pieces by now =)
My Arban, and the one I recommend, is the same as the one you can get today, it’s just that the cover has fallen off of my book.

This is the trumpet bible. My grand father “Rolf Slotte” bought the Arban book and played from it his whole life and my father continued to use that same book as long as he played the trumpet.

I got the book when I started playing and by the time I was 25 years old the book was falling to pieces so I ordered a new one…

…that very book in the picture.

And of course the Arban book has been updated several times since it was originally written so, no, it is not outdated trumpet info. It is THE trumpet info.

As a trumpet player there are TWO things you need in life:

The Arban book and bread on the table!
…and the first one, will help you get the second one =)

  • Does your child, or grandson play the trumpet? …get this book as a present for him or her!
  • Are you a comeback player that needs to get the ball rolling again ? …get this book!!
  • Are you a trumpet player that does not yet own this book?…then get this book!!!

…ok ok, I think you get how passionate I am about the Arban book by now. When you get the book you’ll see what I mean because…

…it is truly a must-have trumpet item!

Where is the best place to order the Arban book?

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(Sometimes Amazon presents used books, be sure to check before you order. Perhaps you want to by a used one because the price is lower, and that’s fine, of course. You can sometimes see up in the right corner two options “buy used”  or “buy new”. New books, however,  are almost always cheaper on “sheetmusicplus”)

P.S. If you decide to order it, the cover of the Arban book can look a little different depending on what edition it is. Don’t worry, they are all the same Arban book. Just order one.