My First Arban, for the Developing Student (Foster)
Great care has been taken to preserve the original format and musical and educational objectives for which the "Complete Conservatory Method" is so well known. Consequently, many of the exercises and studies are exactly as they are in the original book.However, there are many areas where the studies started at a level of difficulty which made it unrealistic for many young players. Thus "My First Arban" has been edited to adjust the keys, rhythms and range to provide introductory material which will enable the young student to prepare for a smoother, and much easier transition into the "Complete Conservatory Method". Contents: fingering chart, intervals, syncopation, various rhythm studies, slurring/flexibility, scales, arpeggios, phrasing, and beginning to intermediate level solos and duets.