In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis talks Tension. Many brass players struggle with excess physical tension as they play, which manifests in a number of different ways. Fortunately, the root cause of much of it is the same – get one fundamental thing right and play much more easily!
The included interview clip of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie comes from the documentary “A Night in Havana – Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba”. Used without permission.
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