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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…

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…

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…

How To Build your Range! | #TrumpetProTips E09

By far the most frequently asked question Bryan Davis receives is about how to develop the upper register. In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan explains a surefire method for how to build your range. This works for anybody, at any level of range development, and will solidify and expand your high register. For recent tips on Breathing and Breath Support, mentioned in this video, please watch #TrumpetProTips E08. 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…

How to Play Trumpet with Less Tension! | #TrumpetProTips E08

In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis talks Tension. Many brass players struggle with excess physical tension as they play, which manifests in a number of different ways. Fortunately, the root cause of much of it is the same – get one fundamental thing right and play much more easily! The included interview clip of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie comes from the documentary “A Night in Havana – Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba”. Used without permission. 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…

How and When to Use Vibrato! | #TrumpetProTips E07

In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis shares his advice on Vibrato, discussing common methods of producing it, and presenting tips on how and when to use it. 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 Watch the 1st season of…

Taking Care Of Your Lips | #TrumpetProTips 6

In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis shares his advice on keeping your lips in tip top condition, particularly as the weather gets colder. 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 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! Join us on Monday for another Exercise of the Week. You can watch all the previous episodes at: EOTW Playlist Watch the 1st season of Trumpet A-Z at: Trumpet…

How to Growl and Flutter Tongue on Trumpet | #TrumpetProTips 5

By request, Bryan Davis presents #TrumpetProTips about common trumpet sound effects. This week, it’s Growling and Flutter Tonguing – 2 similar sounding effects with contrasting techniques. Some examples of Trumpet Players using Growling and/or Flutter Tonguing: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ErlcwMVGdw 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! Join us on Monday for another Exercise of the Week. You can watch all the previous episodes at: EOTW Playlist Watch the 1st season of Trumpet A-Z at: Trumpet A-Z playlist. #TrumpetProTips with Bryan Davis is presented by Airflow Music. For information on all…

The Importance of Feel | #TrumpetProTips 4

There have been a couple of FAQs in comments, PMs and emails in the past week or so. In this episode of #TrumpetProTips, Bryan Davis addresses strategies for taking new skills successfully from the practice room to the bandstand, and for protecting your hearing. These may seem unconnected, but both are aided if you can feel what you’re doing, rather than just hearing it. For more on Flare Audio “Isolates” earplugs, visit: https://www.flareaudio.com/collections/isolate To purchase from Amazon.com, please visit: https://amzn.to/2CUqO1s (Disclaimer: This is an Amazon Affiliate link – I will receive a small commission, should you choose to purchase, at no additional cost to you.) If you have questions or comments about this video, we want to hear them! If you have a topic you’d…

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