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Avoid Tension and Play Easier! | “P for Posture” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 16

Whether we’re sitting or standing to play, our ability to make a clear and resonant sound, have good intonation, avoid unnecessary tension and generally just play as easily as possible is affected enormously by how we position our body. In the latest episode of #TrumpetAtoZ, “P for Posture”, Bryan Davis explains some posture pitfalls you need to look out for, to give yourself the best chance to sound good and play effortlessly. In this video, Bryan also references the following videos: B for Breathing H for Hands Please watch them, if you haven’t already. Join us on Mondays for “Exercise of the Week” and Fridays for “Trumpet A-Z” #EOTW #TrumpetAtoZ Catch up on the Trumpet A-Z series, so far, at: Trumpet A-Z Playlist. New episodes…

Alternative Technical Study for Trumpet! | Exercise of the Week #2

In this video, Bryan Davis presents a Technical Study which you can use to add variety to your practice routine. This exercise could be practiced as an alternative to Clarke #2 or Clarke #3, for example. Click to download the PDF of “Technical Study – Arpeggios #1” 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…

Improve Your Efficiency! | “O for Overblowing” | Trumpet A-Z, Ep. 15

Overblowing is widely regarded as the root of all evil for brass playing. It is certainly not efficient and can make playing the trumpet much harder than it needs to be! In the latest episode of Trumpet A-Z, “O for Overblowing,” Bryan Davis explains a little more about it, some of the symptoms and a little known way to see if you’re overblowing. He also details the way it can actually be used to your advantage in the practice room. If you missed them watch the following Trumpet A-Z videos Bryan cites in this video: A for Air B for Breathing D for Dynamics F for Falsetto Join us on Mondays for “Exercise of the Week” and Fridays for “Trumpet A-Z” #EOTW #TrumpetAtoZ Catch up…

Simple Jaw Stabilizer! | Exercise of the Week #1

For the inaugural Exercise of the Week, we present a simple Jaw Stabilization drill. Work on maintaining jaw position throughout the low partials, to improve flexibility and eliminate extraneous motion. Click to download the PDF of “Jaw Stabilization #1” Jaw Stabilization was also referenced in “J for Jaw” in the #TrumpetAtoZ series. Watch now at: https://youtu.be/yzaUZHAni0Q 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…

Make Your Chops Feel Great! | “N for Note Bending” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 14

Sometimes you just need to practice something that makes your chops feel good! In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “N for Note Bending,” Bryan Davis shares his favourite exercise that does exactly that! Focus your airflow and response, and make playing the trumpet easier, as a result! Click to download the PDF of “Extended Bends and Reverse Bends” 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,…

Play Higher, Easier!! | “M for Mouthpiece” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 13

Mouthpieces! Every Brass player uses them and they’re an important part of your setup. In this latest episode of #TrumpetAtoZ, Bryan Davis explains 3 things you need to consider when purchasing a new mouthpiece. The right mouthpiece will propel you further into the upper register. Watch now to learn more! 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…

Why and How To Lip Buzz! | “L for Lip Buzzing” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 12

In this latest episode of #TrumpetAtoZ, “L for Lip Buzzing”, Bryan Davis explains why he likes to free buzz or lip buzz, and how to do it correctly. He also explains his slightly unorthodox approach to the register you should lip buzz in! If you’re interested in a fresh take on this most controversial and polarizing of brass playing topics, then you’re in the right place. Bryan hopes you will watch this with an open mind and comment your feedback, whether you’re for or against lip buzzing! 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…

It’s About Time – Developing A Good Sense Of Tempo! | Trumpet Q&A #4

In answer to a question from a viewer at Aurora Entertainment in Costa Rica, Bryan Davis discusses how he approaches developing a good sense of tempo, and uses a metronome in his practicing. With tips on subdivision of the beat and it’s role in the Carmine Caruso instrumental method, there’s one thing we can say about this episode of #TrumpetQandA – it’s about time!! If you missed “C for Coordination” in the #TrumpetAtoZ series, watch now at: “C for Coordination” Catch up on the entire 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! Please comment below – your question could be the topic of…

More Endurance & Effortlessness! | “K for Kinesthesia” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 11

Playing effortlessly and having apparently limitless endurance on the trumpet may seem like an impossible dream for many of us. Fortunately, Bryan Davis is here with tips to make that dream a reality! For successful trumpet playing, it’s not just what you practice but HOW you practice! In “K for Kinesthesia”, the latest episode in the Trumpet A-Z series from Airflow Music, Bryan explains some things about developing muscle memory that you may not have realized, and shares 4 practice tips to improve your stamina and ease of playing. 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…

How to Practice Static Tonguing! | Trumpet Q&A #3

In response to a question from Brian White, Bryan Davis explains and demonstrates how and why he practices “static tonguing” exercises, i.e. tonguing repeated notes on the same pitch. If you missed the last Trumpet Q&A video, which inspired this question, please watch it now: “Aperture Control and Conditioned Response.” Catch up on the entire 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! Please comment below – your question could be the topic of a future video! Trumpet Q&A 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…

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