Demonstration Videos on YouTube

A couple of videos demonstrating how Frescobaldi and Lilypond are used to typeset music for this project are now up on YouTube. It’s likely that more will follow so if you find it interesting then it is recommended to subscribe to the TrumpetPlanet Channel.

All of the software used in this project is also available for free for Windows and MacOS so do not worry if you are not as nerdy as the guy who made these demos. Thanks for watching.

GitHub repository and error corrections

The openArbanProject now has a repository on It has been decided that this is the easiest way to keep on top of our files so that anyone can access them and get involved in the project. Anyone wishing to access .ly files can now do so using the link below.

There has already been a mistake noted in Exercise 9 of the initial exercises. A corrected version of the exercise is available on github and a new zip file has been uploaded to the Trumpet Planet Store for those who’d like the updated version.

GitHub address:

First Downloads Now Available!

openArbanProject has released it’s first downloads; you will now find a download button in the menu.

The first two things that are available are the first 50 exercises from the Arban Cornet Method and the trumpet parts for the Haydn Trumpet Concerto.

At the moment the downloads will take you to the store on the Trumpet Planet website where you will have the option to download free of charge or add a small donation to the project.

All downloads include both PDF files an Lilypond sources. This is so that you can make your own edits to the exercises for playing, teaching and/or selling.

openArbanProject has begun!

The openArbanProject has just started this week. There is currently little more than the first fifteen exercises available for distribution so the best thing for anyone at this stage is to get involved! The fact that you’ve read this much of the site so far means that you can appreciate the value of this work, even if only as a curiosity.

Imagine if every aspiring trumpet student had a blank copy of Haydn’s trumpet concerto that they could use to create their own edition. No contrived dynamics or incorrect articulations, just the right notes in the right order. What if with this edition the student is provided the resources to easily add the correct articulations according to a certain national tradition, or the dynamics that match their favourite recording? The student can learn more about the music they’re playing and then easily share their changes to the music with no risk of prosecution from a company that has stolen the rights to public domain music. With the openArbanProject this idea is a reality.

As a proof-of-concept Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat is one of the first resources that is due to be created alongside the openArban book. Would you like to help?

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