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Keeping Your Trumpet Clean | “Y for Yuck!” | Trumpet A-Z, S01E25

In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “Y for Yuck!”, Bryan Davis reminds you of the importance of keeping your trumpet clean, and details his personal method of doing so.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

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“Clarke #2 – Minor Pentatonic” for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #13

In this video, Bryan Davis presents a variation on the classic “Clarke #2” exercise – the 2nd Study from Herbert L Clarke’s seminal “Technical Studies for the Cornet”. In this version, the pattern is applied to the minor pentatonic scale, rather than the original major scale.

Download the PDF of “Clarke #2 – Minor Pentatonic Variation

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Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If there’s a specific technique you’d like to target with an #EOTW, please tell us – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Exercise of the Week with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit: https://AirflowMusic.com/. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

If you’ve found this or any of our videos helpful, please share with your friends, and consider supporting us by making a purchase from the Airflow Music store.

New from Airflow Music: “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available now as a PDF ebook or printed book.

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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Hydration is Important! | “X for Xerochilia” | Trumpet A-Z, S01E24

In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “X for Xerochilia”, Bryan Davis discusses various topics related to Dry Lips: wet vs dry embouchure, the issues arising from dehydration, and his lip balm of choice.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are in your Trumpet A-Z? Please comment a full or partial list below – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Trumpet A-Z with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit https://AirflowMusic.com. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

NEW! “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available as PDF eBook or Printed book. Buy Now →

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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Expanded Scales for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #12

In this video, Bryan Davis presents an “Expanded Scale” routine which can be used to improve your scale fluency and work on range connectivity. The downloadable PDF, and the video demonstration, has the exercises notated on the Harmonic Minor scale, in all 12 keys, although the same pattern may be applied to any scale.

Download the PDF of “Expanded Scales – Harmonic Minor

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All PDF exercise downloads which accompany our videos are handled in the Airflow Music Online Store. They are completely free to download, although you have the option to pay a small fee of your choice, in support of the time and effort which goes into making these videos. If you choose to contribute, it is much appreciated! Alternatively, you always have the option to purchase a book, lesson or t-shirt.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If there’s a specific technique you’d like to target with an #EOTW, please tell us – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Exercise of the Week with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit: https://AirflowMusic.com/. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

If you’ve found this or any of our videos helpful, please share with your friends, and consider supporting us by making a purchase from the Airflow Music store.

New from Airflow Music: “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available now as a PDF ebook or printed book.

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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Lip Slurs & Weekend Warriors | “W for Whistle” | Trumpet A-Z, S01E23

In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “W for Whistle”, Bryan Davis shares tips for improving flexibility and embouchure stability, as well as sharing advice for trumpet players whose practice time is limited by a day job and other responsibilities. This video also concludes the explanation of the 3 compressions.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are in your Trumpet A-Z? Please comment a full or partial list below – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Trumpet A-Z with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit https://AirflowMusic.com. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

NEW! “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available as PDF eBook or Printed book. Buy Now →

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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Coltrane-inspired Technical Study for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #11

In this video, Bryan Davis presents a Technical Study which you can use to add variety to your practice routine. The exercises are a basic arpeggiation of a John Coltrane-inspired 4 bar chord progression, and are in 7/8 for rhythmic variety! There are 2 patterns, one beamed in 4+3 and the other in 3+4. Both patterns are notated in all 12 keys.

Download the PDF of “Technical Study – Arpeggios #2

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All PDF exercise downloads which accompany our videos are handled in the Airflow Music Online Store. They are completely free to download, although you have the option to pay a small fee of your choice, in support of the time and effort which goes into making these videos. If you choose to contribute, it is much appreciated! Alternatively, you always have the option to purchase a book, lesson or t-shirt.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If there’s a specific technique you’d like to target with an #EOTW, please tell us – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Exercise of the Week with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit: https://AirflowMusic.com/. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

If you’ve found this or any of our videos helpful, please share with your friends, and consider supporting us by making a purchase from the Airflow Music store.

New from Airflow Music: “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available now as a PDF ebook or printed book.

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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Better High Note Efficiency! | “V for Volume” | Trumpet A-Z, S01E22

In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “V for Volume”, Bryan Davis continues his exploration of the 3 Compressions. He explains how to separate air volume and airspeed, so you can play more efficiently in any register and demonstrates how you can practice the “flexando” exercises from “F for Falsetto” and “U for Upper Register” to make them easier on the embouchure!

Recap the following videos, referenced herein:

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are in your Trumpet A-Z? Please comment a full or partial list below – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Trumpet A-Z with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit https://AirflowMusic.com. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

NEW! “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available as PDF eBook or Printed book. Buy Now →

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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“Combination Drills – Major Pentatonic in 5” for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #10

For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents a previously unpublished variation on his popular Combination Drills exercises. This version is the 5/8 Combination Drills pattern on the Major Pentatonic scale.

Download the PDF of “Combination Drills – Major Pentatonic in 5

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All PDF exercise downloads which accompany our videos are handled in the Airflow Music Online Store. They are completely free to download, although you have the option to pay a small fee of your choice, in support of the time and effort which goes into making these videos. If you choose to contribute, it is much appreciated! Alternatively, you always have the option to purchase a book, lesson or t-shirt.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If there’s a specific technique you’d like to target with an #EOTW, please tell us – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Exercise of the Week with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit: https://AirflowMusic.com/. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

If you’ve found this or any of our videos helpful, please share with your friends, and consider supporting us by making a purchase from the Airflow Music store.

New from Airflow Music: “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available now as a PDF ebook or printed book.

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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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.

Recap the following videos, referenced herein:

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are in your Trumpet A-Z? Please comment a full or partial list below – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Trumpet A-Z with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit https://AirflowMusic.com. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

NEW! “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available as PDF eBook or Printed book. Buy Now →

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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“Stability #1 – Minor 3rds” for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #9

In this Exercise of the Week video, Bryan Davis shares “Stability #1 – Minor 3rds”, a routine he uses to rebalance his embouchure and airflow after periods with lots of playing but little practice. It can also be used to developed balance in the first place!

Click to download the PDF of “Stability #1 – Minor 3rds

Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice

All PDF exercise downloads which accompany our videos are handled in the Airflow Music Online Store. They are completely free to download, although you have the option to pay a small fee of your choice, in support of the time and effort which goes into making these videos. If you choose to contribute, it is much appreciated! Alternatively, you always have the option to purchase a book, lesson or t-shirt.

Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes are added every Friday.

If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If there’s a specific technique you’d like to target with an #EOTW, please tell us – your suggestion could be the topic of a future video!

Exercise of the Week with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all our products, please visit: https://AirflowMusic.com/. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel, to be notified of upcoming episodes.

If you’ve found this or any of our videos helpful, please share with your friends, and consider supporting us by making a purchase from the Airflow Music store.

New from Airflow Music: “Finger Flexes” by Bryan Davis. Available now as a PDF ebook or printed book.

Buy “Combination Drills: Developed Scales in Odd Meters” by Bryan Davis. PDF eBooks and Printed Books are available for each edition:

Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the New York City area, or via Skype if you live elsewhere. For more information, please visit: http://bryandav.is/teaching

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