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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Merri Franquin

A more modern form of this instrument was introduced to American symphony orchestras by Georges Magerand it remains very much in popular use in the United States.

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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 trujpet Jean-Baptiste Arban.

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Check it out here, I hope you dig it! Just 2 days left. Hi all, just a note that the long awaited Merri Franquin Method Translation is now available at qPress. This article on a trumpeter is a stub.


It is a wonder why they have been selling this book for so much money for over a century. Yes, my password is: This French method book has been used by all of the great European soloists, like Maurice Andre and Guy Touvron, frranquin have both written extensively on how to use the book to its full potential. As a method, it covers every possible area of trumpet playing to an extent that I cannot fit it all in this description.

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This article about a French classical musician is a stub. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat He was self-taught on cornet for four years before moving to Marseille. I am certain that this project is among the most important we have ever taken on at qPress. Many French publishers do that for some reason. Setting out, it seemed that this job would be a trivial, albeit rewarding, translating exercise.

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

Everything from how to play from the very beginning, holding the trumpet and mouthpiece placement, thoughts on breathing, attack, and posture. Just click here and choose Print from the dropdown box.

Franquin’s playing career began when he was 28 years old. You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


It took 18 months, but was well worth the wait.

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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. 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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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. Retrieved from ” https: It turned out to be franqui more than that. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.