Merri Franquin ( – ) left a significant legacy to the art of trumpet playing. A student of J.-B. Arban, Franquin authored a substantial method book, wrote. I already own a lot of the mainstream books for classical trumpet playing. I think the Franquin method is great, and I’d recommend it highly. Merri Jean Baptiste Franquin was a French trumpeter, cornetist, and flugelhornist who was professor of trumpet at the Conservatoire de Paris Franquin’s book, Methode Complète de la Trompette Moderne de Cornet a Pistons et de Bugle.

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Many French publishers do that for some reason. Everything from how to play from the very beginning, holding the trumpet and mouthpiece placement, thoughts on frajquin, attack, and posture.

Views Read Edit View history. This French method book has been used by all of the great European soloists, like Maurice Andre and Guy Touvron, who have both written extensively on how to use the book to its full potential. Over the past 18 months, I have worked hand-in-hand with two wonderful translators, consulted with engravers, and spoke with historical experts in a variety of the topics that are covered in this book.

Yes, my password is: As a method, it covers every possible area of trumpet playing to an extent that I cannot fit it all in this description. Please click here if you would like to take a look. Below he explains how it came about, why this is so important, and what trumpeters can gain from the completion of this project.


Print books are available for libraries and personal use, and digital downloads are available as well.

Check it out here “Check it out here” is a link, but you wouldn’t know it, the URL text is the same colour as regular text! In he became solo flugelhornist with the band of the Marseille Garde Nationaland in he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory where he joined the cornet class of the famous cornetist Jean-Baptiste Arban. Search Media New Media.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat It took 18 months, but was well worth the wait. Jacome, but is little known in North America. Franquin’s most notable accomplishment while at the Paris Conservatory was his push for the C Trumpet to replace the low F trumpet as a more versatile orchestral instrument. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 10, 1. First is a theoretical part, then a practical part divided into 3 subsections.

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A more modern form of this instrument was introduced to American symphony orchestras by Georges Magerand it remains very much in popular use trumpeg the United States. It turned out to be much more than that.

Georges Mager —who was principal trumpet of ffanquin Boston Symphony Orchestra from untilstudied in the cornet class under Joseph Mellet, but seems to have been influenced as well by the teachings of Franquin; Mager may have studied with him informally and certainly worked with several of his successful students.

If you are interested please put in an order, if traffic is good I will set up the print orders to be permanent and expand the range of options.


He was self-taught on cornet for four years before moving to Marseille. Our goal was to maintain the integrity of the source publication as much as possible, while creating a translation that will bring this wonderful grand method to a new generation of trumpeters. It is a beautiful book and I am thrilled to make it available in English at a third of the cost of the French edition no less.

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Just click here and choose Print from the dropdown box. Setting out, it seemed that this job would be a trivial, albeit rewarding, translating exercise.

Share This Page Tweet. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. No, create an account now. My friends, as a trial balloon I am offering some physical print copies of Merri Franquin’s trumpet method translation. Aug 10, 3.

Vulgano Brother likes this. These are followed by studies in flexibility, intervals, legato playing, high range, lots of transposition, studies, reading exercises, excerpts from solos and orchestral works, and much much more. Hi all, just a note that the long awaited Merri Franquin Method Translation is now available at qPress.