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Tips for Better Tonguing on Trumpet! | #TrumpetProTips E17

In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis presents tips for better tonguing on the trumpet, or any brass instrument. Included is advice about both single tonguing and, since it’s frequently requested, developing multiple tonguing – i.e. double tonguing and triple tonguing. Clean up and speed up your articulation today! If you have questions or comments…

Alternative Technical Study #9 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #40

For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents another Alternative Technical Study. This one is an upside-down diminished scale pattern with increasing intervals. It should be practiced in all 12 keys as notated, then repeated playing as many keys as possible 1 octave higher. Download the PDF of “Alternative Technical Study #9“ We want…

What’s The Best Mouthpiece for High Notes? | #TrumpetProTips E16

This video is Bryan Davis’ response to a most frequently asked question – “What’s The Best Mouthpiece For High Notes?” Included are tips for what to look for when trying trumpet mouthpieces. Watch “M for Mouthpiece” from the Trumpet A-Z: https://youtu.be/b78U1z4TM7Q If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them!…

A Different Approach to Range on Trumpet! | #TrumpetProTips E15

Following on from the last #TrumpetProTips, about how to avoid overblowing, Bryan Davis is here with a different way to think about range on the trumpet. If you missed the last #TrumpetProTips – “How to Avoid Overblowing on Trumpet!” – please watch it at: https://youtu.be/iV3eRn8v17Q or here. For many of my students who’ve developed the…

(Post-)Midnight Musings…

Often, late nights in random hotel rooms are the rare, quiet moments when my mind is free to wander, and to ponder the peculiarities of my life… How is it that somebody who grew up in a random English resort town, and was a handed a trumpet as a child, with no previous interest or…

I Should Be Sleeping…

I’ve been making an effort to consistently sleep a little more, lately. Between playing rehearsals and gigs, teaching trumpet lessons, making YouTube videos, running my social media, and the myriad other things that fill each day, it’s easy to let it slip. It had become habit to regularly only sleep 5 hours a night, at…

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