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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 about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a topic you’d like Bryan Davis to make a video about, please let us know – your suggestion could be the subject of a future video! 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 Join us on Monday…

Twisted Flexibilities #3 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #41

For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents another set of Twisted Flexibilities. These can be used to add variety to your daily practice, and reduce the monotony of practicing the same things over and over again. This set are all in 5/8, so you can familiarize yourself with that meter too. Download the PDF of “Twisted Flexibilities #3“ We want to hear you playing this exercise! Video yourself playing a key or two that you find challenging and share on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @AirflowMusicNYC. We’ll repost our favourites! 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…

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 to hear you playing this exercise! Video yourself playing a key or two that you find challenging and share on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @AirflowMusicNYC. We’ll repost our favourites! 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…

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! If you have a topic you’d like Bryan Davis to make a video about, please let us know – your suggestion could be the subject of a future video! 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 Join us on Monday for another Exercise of the Week. You can…

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 feel for the “sigh” breath, this distance based approach to range has been very successful! If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a topic you’d like Bryan Davis to make a video about, please let us know – your suggestion could be the subject of a future video! Trumpet Lessons with Bryan Davis are available in-person, if you’re in the…

Chord Tone Etude #1 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #39

For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents a new Chord Tone Etude based on the harmonic progression of a well-known jazz standard – “There Will Never Be Another You.” The note choices are limited to chord tones specifically indicated by the chord symbols, which are included. When learning new tunes, it can be extremely useful to arpeggiate through the changes to develop a sense of the voice leading, particularly if you are not proficient on the piano, or another chordal instrument. By incorporating different inversions of the arpeggios, you can arrive at something “almost melodic” like this! Download the PDF of “Chord Tone Etude #1“ We want to hear you playing this exercise! Video yourself playing a key or two that you find…

How to Avoid Overblowing on Trumpet! | #TrumpetProTips E14

In this week’s #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis discusses a different way to avoid Overblowing on the Trumpet, or any brass instrument. This is a tip anybody can employ to play easier and sound better! If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a topic you’d like Bryan Davis to make a video about, please let us know – your suggestion could be the subject of a future video! 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 Join us on Monday for another Exercise of the Week. You can watch all the previous episodes at: EOTW Playlist…

Clarke #2 – Blues Scale Version for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #38

Download the PDF of “Clarke #2 – Blues Scale Version“ Recent videos have focused on the Blues Scale and Clarke #2. For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis combines them, presenting an adapted version of the Clarke #2 pattern following the blues scale. It makes for some interesting corners to play your way through. We want to hear you playing this exercise! Video yourself playing a key or two that you find challenging and share on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @AirflowMusicNYC. We’ll repost our favourites! 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…

Blocked Buzzing 101 | #TrumpetProTips #12

It’s been some time since we talked about Trumpet Isometrics – exercises to strengthen and rebalance the embouchure. In this video, Bryan Davis explains to do the isometric exercise known variously as “Blocked Buzzing” or the “Hermetic Seal”. It’s a great way to build and engage your embouchure corners. If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a topic you’d like Bryan Davis to make a video about, please let us know – your suggestion could be the subject of a future video! 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 Join us on Monday…

Blues Scale Workout for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #36

Download the PDF of “Blues Scale Workout“ By request, from YouTube commenter @Bernduf, this week’s Exercise of the Week is a basic Blues Scale workout. Often regarded as a starter scale for those of us exploring jazz improvisation for the first time, it’s actually incredibly useful for improvisors of all levels – it can sound convincing in almost any context! We want to hear you playing this exercise! Video yourself playing a key or two that you find challenging and share on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @AirflowMusicNYC. We’ll repost our favourites! 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…

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