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My Daily Flexibilities – June 2020 | Exercise of the Week #64

Something of an impromptu, mid-week Exercise of the Week for you, here, as I try to get back on track making videos. This is the flexibility routine I’ve using everyday recently, as I’m in a rebuilding phase, as we start to come out of the COVID-19 shutdown in NYC. Download the PDF of “My Daily Flexibilities – June 2020” During this global pandemic, times are hard for musicians and so many others around the world. If you would like to support the work that goes into creating the content on this channel (and help me keep the lights on!) please visit https://airflowmusic.com/store and make a purchase.If you prefer, a “virtual tip jar” is available at: https://paypal.me/BryanDavisMusic Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook –…

“Mixolydian + Approach Notes” for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #61

Download the PDF of “Mixolydian + Approach Notes” In this video, Bryan Davis shares an interesting scale drill, combining the Mixolydian (Dominant 7th) scale with Chromatic and Diatonic Approach Notes. Whether that means anything to you or not, this is a challenging pattern to get under your fingers! Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW61. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. For practice challenges and more, follow Airflow Music on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you…

Alternative Technical Study #12 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #60

Download the PDF of “Alternative Technical Study #12” In this video, Bryan Davis shares another Alternative Technical Study and details his process for practicing exercises or phrases of this sort. Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW60. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. For practice challenges and more, follow Airflow Music on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a request for an area of technique you’d like an EOTW to address, please let us know…

Twisted Flexibilities #6 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #59

Download the PDF of “Twisted Flexibilities #6” In this video, Bryan Davis shares another set of Twisted Flexibilities, and some tips for getting your flexibility working more efficiently! Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW59. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. For practice challenges and more, follow Airflow Music on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a request for an area of technique you’d like an EOTW to address, please let us know – your…

Expanding Intervals #2 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #58

Download the PDF of “Expanding Intervals #2” In this video, Bryan Davis shares another set of Expanding Intervals – great for working on your fingers and your flexibility! The goal is to play smoothly and softly at an even tempo. Start out as slowly as necessary to achieve this. With practice, try and develop enough facility to repeat each line 8 times or more in one breath. Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW58. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. For practice challenges and more, follow Airflow Music on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the…

Staccato Study #1 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #57

Download the PDF of “Staccato Study #1” In this video, Bryan Davis shares a Staccato Study – a useful alternative to those exercises found on pages 28-31 in the Arban. Unlike the Arban exercises, this is notated in all 12 keys. Work on your key fluency and lower register articulations! Included in this video is a practice workflow to get the most out this and similar exercises. Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW57. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. For practice challenges and more, follow Airflow Music on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the…

Twisted Technical Study #2D for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #56

Download the PDF of “Twisted Technical Study #2D” In this video, Bryan Davis shares an exercise excerpted from his latest book, “Twisted Technical Studies”. These are odd-meter variations on Herbert L. Clarke’s 2nd Technical Study. The exercise shared here is Study 2D – a descending variation based on the Diminished Scale! Buy “Twisted Technical Studies” by Bryan Davis – available now in PDF eBook and Printed formats: • Trumpet/Treble Clef – https://airflowmusic.com/product/twisted-technical-studies-tpt/ • Trombone/Bass Clef – https://airflowmusic.com/product/twisted-technical-studies-tbn/ Printed books are available on Amazon. Please follow the links above – the Amazon links will be listed on the Airflow Music product pages as we collect them. Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and…

Bendy Phrases #1 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #55

Download the PDF of “Bendy Phrases #1” In this video, Bryan Davis shares a somewhat “next-level” note-bending exercise. We’re not just bending notes, but entire phrases! Check out the previous “Bendy Scale Fragments #1 for Trumpet – Exercise of the Week #6” More Note-Bending: N for Note-Bending EOTW016 EOTW027 EOTW028 Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing a line from this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW55. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a request for an area of technique you’d like an EOTW to address,…

Claudio Roditi Solo on “A Night In Tunisia” | Exercise of the Week #54

Download the PDF of Claudio Roditi Solo on “A Night In Tunisia” For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents a transcribed jazz solo by the late, great Claudio Roditi. It is his solo on “A Night In Tunisia” from the 1989 CD “Live At The Royal Festival Hall” by Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nations Orchestra. “Live At The Royal Festival Hall” links: Apple Music CD/DVD set on Amazon DVD on Amazon (These are Amazon affiliate links. If you choose to purchase, I will make a small commission at no cost to you.) Watch the complete concert on YouTube: https://youtube.com/9kyHKbOQ_1E/ Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing this transcription, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW54. We’ll repost…

Range Smoothing #2 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #53

Download the PDF of “Range Smoothing #2“ 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. This is an expanding series. However, while you should practice all the keys below the start note, you should only expand upwards within your comfortable range. For more Range Smoothing, watch: Range Smoothing Routine Join in our #practicechallenge on Instagram and Facebook – video yourself playing this exercise, tag @airflowmusicnyc and use the hashtag #EOTW53. We’ll repost your renditions in our IG/FB story. Check back every Monday for a new Exercise of the Week! #EOTW #GoPractice If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have…

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