I wanted to make a page that would give to the trumpet community forever. Too many players around the world have no good source of info and lack books. So to solve that I am giving away my biggest book. I hope that this helps players all over the world to improve.

Below you will find one of my 25 books plus several public domain books.

Free 5000 pages as of 11/10/18.

The  New Arban Book      

by Clint 'Pops' McLaughlin

New Arban 985 page Method Book (Click here)

I am the only teacher to ever write a book this big 985 pages and to give it away for FREE. I have so much more info and can help any player so contact me for more tips and lessons.

Clint 'Pops' McLaughlin      pops@BbTrumpet.com


The Arban book has been the mainstay of Trumpet practice for well over 100 years. However; no revisions have ever been made to the exercises in it. The range in the Arban book was stuck at the top of the staff; with a few limited High Cs included. For example there were 16 exercises for the C scale. Only 1 of the 16 had a high C in it. The majority of exercises were written for what is now a middle school range. This is a problem because to expand you range, you have to practice to the top note of your range every day. If you only play 3-10 high Cs a day then High D will NEVER become a good note. I took exercises from the major sections of the book and some songs and raised them step by step up to Double High C. I also included over 200 pages of my original exercises. The New Arban Book is 985 pages.

How to use the jump to page table of contents in your free New Arban book.
Pick music that has a usable top note for you and work many different parts of the book for variety. Then go up a step.

This is an extended range exercise based on Brandt #1 that I wrote.     Pops Extended Brandt #1

Here is Pops Trumpet players Guide which is a short article I wrote and gave away to be part of the internet comeback players forum. The idea was to give people who were returning to playing after years off, a basic idea of what to do the 1st week or month.  Pops Trumpet Players Guide

After that my books will teach you how to really play the trumpet.  Check out my 25 trumpet books and video courses. I also teach on skype.    Pops Trumpet College

Free Video Lessons  (25+ video lessons)

Free Cartoon Video Lessons  (10 video cartoon lessons) 

Trumpet playing charts (fingering, notes, scales, chords, theory)

Public domain trumpet methods

All of these editions were 1922 or before (95 years) and absolutely are in the public domain. In a few cases they were published in another country and a 70 years after the author died rule applies. Those books may have been published after 1922 but the passing of the author in a certain time period puts them in public domain.


Arban Complete Celebrated Method

Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban (28 February 1825 - 8 April 1889) was a cornetist, conductor, composer, pedagogue and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet à piston or valved cornet. The Arban Book was 1st published before 1859. It was only 93 pages. It was expanded a lot in the next few years.

This Public Domain version is the 1893 edition published by Carl Fischer. This one is the 355 page version everyone knows.

Arban 1893

Boscher Méthode de trompette


Brandt 34 Etudes

Karl Wilhelm (Vasily Georgievich) Brandt (1869-1923) was a Russian trumpeter, pedagogue, and composer. He became principal trumpet of the Bolshoi Theater in 1890 and succeeded Friedrich Richter as the trumpet professor of the Moscow Conservatory in 1900. He is considered the founder of the Russian trumpet school. His 34 Orchestral Etudes, is an important study material for modern trumpet players. This edition of Brandt's 34 Orchestral Etudes was published in 1922 in Russia.

1922 edition of Brandt 34 Etudes

Charlier 36 Etudes Transecdental

Although written in 1926 this book is in p[ublic domain because Theo Charlier passed away in 1944 (over 70 years ago.)

Charlier Book

Clarke Technical Studies

Herbert Lincoln Clarke (September 12, 1867 - January 30, 1945) was a well-known American cornet player, feature soloist with John Phillip Sousa, bandmaster, and composer. Clarke wrote over 50 solo compositions and these 5 books, Elementary Studies (1909),Technical Studies (1912),Characteristic Studies (1915),Setting Up Drills (1929), and How I Became A Cornetist (1934). This edition of the Technical Studies was published in 1912 by his wife L. B. Clarke.

1912 edition of Clarke Technical Studies

Clarke Cornet Solos

Clodomir Méthod


Goldman's Practical Studies

Edwin Franco Goldman (January 1, 1878 - February 21, 1956) is one of America's prominent band composers of the early 20th century. He composed over 150 works, but is best known for his marches. This edition of His Practical Studies was published in 1921 by Carl Fischer.

Download Goldman

Kosleck School of Trumpet


Jules Levy Cornet Instruction Book

Jules Levy (April 24, 1838 - November 28, 1903) was a cornetist, teacher, and composer. He was arguably the first cornetist to be recorded, having participated in an early public demonstration of Thomas Edison's tinfoil phonograph. Levy's Cornet Instruction Book was 1st published in 1895. This Public Domain version is the 1895 edition published by C. G. Conn.

1895 edition of Jules Levy Cornet Instruction Book

Saint Jacome Grand Method

Louis Antoine Saint Jacome (1830-1898) a rival to Arban and many people think that his Grand Method is superior.

The Grand Method Book was 1st published in 1870. This Public Domain version is the 1882 edition published by W. H. Gundy.

St Jacome

Wurm 40 Studies


Complete Orchestral Trumpet Parts

Bach to Bruckner

Bruckner to Haydn

Haydn to Strauss

Stravinsky to Wagner

Trumpet 1 Audition

Trumpet 2 Audition

Trumpet Utility Audition


Other books

Musical Form (Theory)

Musical Notation (Theory)

Chords, Inversation...

Music Composition



Back in the stone age when I was learning to play there was no New Expanded Arban, Clarke, Concerto book... (That is why I wrote them). I had top use Clarinet and Sax books to get written notes above high C. Yes the clarinet will have some pedal F and Es. Get over it and play them. These are the 2 non trumpet books I used.

Klose's Conservatory Method for the Clarinet

Hyacinthe Eléonore Klosé (October 11, 1808 in Corfu (Greece) - August 29, 1880 in Paris) was a French clarinet player, professor at the Conservatoire de Paris, and composer. Klosé is noted for his design improvements to the clarinet using the principles laid down by Theobald Boehm in his innovative work on the flute keywork. From 1839 to 1843, he enlisted the help of Louis-August Buffet of Buffet-Crampon fame, an instrument-making technician, to construct what is known today as the Boehm system clarinet. This edition was published in 1879 by Jean White.

1879 edition of the Klose method for clarinet

The World's Edition Universal Method for the Saxophone

Paul de Ville I never found out anything about Mr de Ville. I wished I knew something. This edition was published in 1908 by Carl Fischer.

World's Edition Universal Method for the Saxophone




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