Brass Technique

The following videos contain a range and depth of information about proper brass technique and how to improve your playing.  The following videos focus specifically on trumpet, but their suggestions can (and should!) be employed by all brass players.  Enjoy!

  • Air and Embouchure, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Wonderful suggestions for how to master the single most fundamental part of brass performance.
  • Articulation, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Suggestions, hints and tips regarding proper tonguing technique.
  • Range and Endurance, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Hints and tips for how to build range and endurance properly, without doing damage to your embouchure (or self-esteem)!
  • Warm Up, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Tips for warming up effectively and efficiently, and the impact doing so will have on your practice sessions and skill building.
  • Warm Down, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Tips for the other end of a practice session, the warm down.
  • Daily Routine, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Tips for building a well-rounded practice session that addresses all of your needs.
  • How to Practice, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Tips and tricks for making your practice sessions more efficient, effective and enjoyable.
  • Sound and Audition Technique, by the US Army Field Band Trumpet Section.  Ideas on developing a concept of sound and applying your fundamental skills to auditions and other performance opportunities.
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