EXCELLENCE IN TRUMPET EDUCATION

DOWNLOAD LECTURE 1 PODCAST HERE
READ OR PRINT LECTURE 1 TRANSCRIPTION HERE

YOUR TASK FOR DAY 1 – Complete Introduction Module

  1. Watch the 3 Introduction Module videos multiple times and learn the concepts
  2. Do the quizzes and make notes in the dialog boxes provided at the bottom of each page
  3. Learn the sensations and understand the intention of each video
  4. Change the way you think to change the way you play #nomorestinkin’thinkin’

YOUR TASK FOR THE NEXT WEEK:

  1. Learn to recognise any inefficiencies in your playing
  2. Learn a new, efficient approach to play
  3. Integrate your new knowledge over time into your playing

ARE YOU READY FOR LIFTOFF?

Making changes can be challenging so let Greg, your 24/7 mentor, guide you through the challenging process of refining your approach.

There is a lot of playing to come but your thought processes need to be addressed first; how you think is how you play.

As challenging as it can be, be sure to leave your preconceived ideas at the door.

This is all new material ONLY for WindWorks members like you.

Be sure to re-watch the “Concept” videos starting with the Sound Equation video on the next page to reinforce your new ideas on a regular basis; simply watching the videos once is not enough.

Make reminder notes in the comments box provided at the bottom of each page.  Next time you log in, you will find your notes on the dashboard as a reminder.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOUND

Be sure you know what you want to SOUND like.  Make sure you hear as many live performances as possible.  The acoustic sounds produced by professional performers will encourage you to have a beautiful sound and a joyous playing experience.

Greg Spence playing lead trumpet with Michael Buble
on “It Takes Two” live Australian television.
It Had Better Be Tonight

WindWorks Foundation Level

LARGO – “in a slow tempo and dignified in style”
WindWorks LARGO members are a very mixed bag ranging from outright beginners through to seasoned pros that have realised the error of their ways and need to reboot.  This dignified lot realise the importance of efficiency and purity of sound.
The pieces played by these guys are slow and low but beautiful brass playing in the low register at a slow tempo can often be the most demanding.
LARGO members are patient observers of the learning process who are bursting with joy at the mere thought of playing their instrument; they also know the importance of developing a healthy fundamental range. 
ADAGIO – “In a leisurely manner”
MTM ADAGIO members are the naughty kids from around the block.  They still nail the Bronze Medal Stage daily but have a bit of attitude ‘coz they “sound so good yo!” 
This unruly mob are hitting up the Silver Medal Stage in a leisurely, but cool, way as they know that rushing will only let negative tension in which will ultimately lead to their demise. 
Some of the more courageous ADAGIO dudes are adding in the advanced “Singing C” supplementary exercises to their Silver Medal practise.  We would love to tell you more now BUT you gotta earn it!

Testimonials

  • Hi Greg,learning from you and exploring your revolutionary playing concepts in depth are the greatest gifts I've received as I journey through musician's focal dystonia. Your techniques and brilliant psychology are helping me significantly reduce and eliminate symptoms, and are leading me to a much…

  • Hello Greg, wanted to thank you for the wonderful things you are doing with WindWorks. I have been struggling with bad playing habits the past 30+ years since studying with Chicowicz at Northwestern while still playing gigs and killing myself in the process. I am…

    Pat Jarve

  • Hi Greg, my name is Fernando Dissenha, I am principal trumpet with Osesp, here in Brazil. Your pedagogy is second to none. I am doing your course and spreading the news with my students with absolutely great results. I hope to meet you some day!…

    Fernando Dissenha

  • "Greg, Bravo on your new WindWorks program, I am really enjoying it. It is bringing me back to my days studying with Arnold Jacobs and Vince Cichowicz. Your insights have definitely brought even more clarity to brass playing and the psychology of results! I studied…

    Phil Savard

  • Greg – great to meet you here – checking out your website – amazing stuff on there to help us fellow trumpet players – a ton of great information on there and I am going to check out all the videos!

    Jim Manley

  • Greg - wow, I am blown away by the videos. I discovered the leadpipe thing and no buzzing but just air in the mouthpiece about a year ago and never looked back. These videos hit the nail right on the head - amazing information!

    Jim Manley

    Professional Trumpeter, USA
  • Hey Greg, it has taken me over 20 years to discover what you have presented here in your book. Congratulations on the layout and approach, I know it will help a lot of people if they take the time to learn it for themselves!

    Sean H.MA

  • Hi Greg, sorry for my terrible english, consider my small donation just as a little symbol cause i really wanted to thank you some how  for what you’re doing. I’m not joking when i say that the knowledge and the information that you’ve decided to…

    Michele B

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