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How I Play High Notes! | “U for Upper Register” | Trumpet A-Z, S01E21

Following on from the last “Trumpet A-Z” video, Bryan Davis explains and demonstrates how to isolate, engage and practice your abdominal or “Core” compression; arguably the most powerful of the 3 Compressions.

In “U for Upper Register” he demonstrates that core compression is particularly useful for accessing the upper register, aka “playing high notes.” Included are a further example of the flexibility exercises introduced in “F for Falsetto” (with a one-handed glissando to Double High C!) and a short clip of Bryan playing lead trumpet on a recent studio session.

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