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Alternative Technical Study #11 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #52

Download the PDF of “Alternative Technical Study #11“ For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents another Alternative Technical Study. This one is a somewhat angular Dorian mode line, a further example that the inner parts from arrangements can yield some interesting and challenging things to play!  We want to hear you playing this…

Melodic Tonguing Routine for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #47

Download the PDF of “Melodic Tonguing Routine #1“ This “Melodic Tonguing” Routine is part of a longer routine, working on tonguing along the subdivision chain. This excerpt contains the first 3 subdivisions of the beat – quarter notes, eighth notes and eighth note triplets. The full routine will be part of a forthcoming Airflow Music…

Range Smoothing Routine for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #46

Download the PDF of “Range Smoothing #1“ This “Range Smoothing” Routine is designed to help you build and solidify your range, while maintaining a connected approach to all registers of the instrument. To begin with, aim to sustain each fermata for 10 seconds. This is an expanding series. However, while you should practice all the…

Alternative Technical Study #10 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #45

Download the PDF of “Alternative Technical Study #10“ For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents another Alternative Technical Study. This one is a melodic pattern adapted to the major, minor, wholetone and diminished scales. There are 2 versions – one pairing the major and diminished patterns, and another pairing the wholetone and minor…

Fingers & Flow #1 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #43

For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents a technical flow study entitled “Fingers & Flow #1”. This challenging exercise combines scale and arpeggio patterns in 2 chromatically adjacent keys. Since this is one of the trickier exercises in the series, Bryan breaks down his approach to practicing it and getting it, quite literally,…

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