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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…

Literally Jaw-Dropping! | “J for Jaw” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 10

Do you struggle with bringing your lip slurs up to speed, or with changing registers easily and smoothly? Do you have a lot of motion in your embouchure, when you work on these things? The chances are that you’re dropping your jaw as you adjust the tongue arch. In this episode of #TrumpetAtoZ, “J for Jaw”, Bryan Davis shares an exercise he used to disconnect the motion of his tongue and jaw, to get his own flexibility under control. To download the “Pivot Stabilizer Reloaded” PDF which accompanies this video, click here 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!…

Aperture Control and Conditioned Response | Trumpet Q&A – #2

In response to a question from Gavin McCaffrey, Bryan Davis gives tips on how to better control your aperture and airstream, and set up a conditioned response in your embouchure so you can play the trumpet with far greater ease! Watch: “E for Embouchure” – https://youtu.be/g5s4tkbCyOI “F for Falsetto” – https://youtu.be/gUXeH5i1T7g 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 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…

How To Do The Pencil Exercise! | “I for Isometrics” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 9

A common question on Facebook Trumpet groups, recently, has been “How Do I Do The Pencil Exercise?” Less specifically, it’s also often asked how people can keep their chops in shape when they have limited practice time, due to their day job or travel schedule? In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, “I for Isometrics”, Bryan Davis explains the 2 versions of the Pencil Exercise, tells you how to do them and some things to look out for! 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! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are in your Trumpet A-Z? Please comment…

Better Finger Facility With The Plunger Mute! | Trumpet Q&A #1

Welcome to the 1st episode of Trumpet Q&A with Bryan Davis. Following on from “H for Hands“, in the Trumpet A-Z series, Claudio Flabiano had a question about the correct right hand position, and keeping the fingers moving freely, when playing with the Plunger Mute. Bryan has some tips on playing onehanded for any reason, and for practicing your plunger technique too! Unfortunately, “Plunger Techniques” by Al Grey and Mike Grey is out of print, at this time. If we learn that that has changed, we’ll update this with a link. Watch other Airflow Music videos: 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,…

Better Range, Projection & Facility! | “H for Hands” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 8

Do you worry about your Range, Projection or Finger Facility? They may seem unconnected, but in this episode of #TrumpetAtoZ, Bryan Davis has tips for all 3! Get more zing in your sound with one simple tip!! In case you missed it, watch “G for Grip” now, at: https://youtu.be/HDsPNP00yJQ 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! 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…

Less Pressure & More Consistency! | “G for Grip” | Trumpet A-Z, Ep. 7

Do you feel like you’re injuring your lips with mouthpiece pressure, or feel that your chops lack consistency? In the latest episode of Trumpet A-Z, “G for Grip”, Bryan Davis shares a simple practice tip that can help you lessen mouthpiece pressure and develop the sensation known as the “grip” of the lips on the mouthpiece. You’ll be playing more easily and with less pain in no time! If you missed “F for Falsetto” in this series, please watch it now at: https://youtu.be/gUXeH5i1T7g 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! We’re particularly interested to know what topics are…

Play Higher More Easily! | “F for Falsetto” | Trumpet A-Z, Episode 6

Do you want to play higher on the trumpet, more easily? Of course, we all do! In this episode of Trumpet A-Z, Bryan Davis shares an approach you may not have considered, but should allow anybody to get the feel for playing effortlessly in the upper register. F is for Falsetto! If you can sing, you can play! Please refer to “B for Breathing” in this series, if you haven’t seen it. 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…

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