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Fellow Brass players, are you sick and tired of finishing practice routines or gigs and feeling like your playing is not developing, or even worse, going backward? Then this will be the most important message you will read today.
There is more to brass playing than you might have first thought. To be more precise, there is more to SOUND and how it is created, than you would have ever considered.
UNDERSTANDING HOW THE INSTRUMENT WORKS AND WHAT THE BODY NEEDS TO DO,
IS THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL PLAYING.
By the end of this page, you will have discovered secrets that will blow your mind, not your chops!
100% of people filling out the form above are committed to making a difference in their playing, so stick with us, it will be worth it, we absolutely guarantee it!
WE ARE VERY EXCITED THAT YOU HAVE FOUND OUR PLATFORM AND WANT TO UPSKILL YOUR PLAYING!
Internationally acclaimed trumpet performer and educator, Greg Spence, created Mystery to Mastery in 2003 after publishing his game-changing discoveries in his first book, The Only No Mystery Guide to Trumpet Mastery. (Over 5,000 copies sold worldwide)
Greg knows what he’s talking about and that’s what’s going to help you get the same success. This website is all about helping you get great success with ease and confidence.
He has been playing brass for over 30 years and he began on the cornet at age 13 before discovering trumpet at age 16. The Arban method was his first book, and like many, this is where his troubles began.
YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE INSTRUMENT WORKS
Like most players, Greg soon discovered that playing like his heroes at the time, namely James Morrison, Maynard Ferguson, and Lee Morgan, was not as simple as just practising 3-5 hours a day from the traditional methods. The more he practised, the bigger the hurdles became!
Although he loved playing and even started getting booked for professional work after college, his limitations got to the point where playing offered no satisfaction or contentment.
An unpassable barrier had been reached and giving up seemed the best option…
UNTIL HE DISCOVERED “BRASS PLAYING IS NO HARDER THAN DEEP BREATHING” BY CLAUDE GORDON. THIS WAS A MASSIVE TURNING POINT!
ARTICULATION: Being self-taught, Greg unknowingly developed the anchor tonguing technique, also known as K Modified Tonguing. He was unable to articulate the way his college teachers and colleagues were suggesting i.e. tip of tongue – roof of mouth, which was causing endless stress and frustration.
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On the brink of quitting, discovering that Herbert L. Clarke, Claude Gordon, and even Arban used this exact technique, was empowering and career-changing for Greg.
His constant thoughts of, “I’ll never make it as I’m anatomically unable to play correctly!” turned into a quest to share his newfound knowledge. This was only the start of the journey.
“GREG, BRASS PLAYING IS JUST HARD WORK!”
RANGE: Greg’s LIFE-CHANGING discovery about tongue position lost its lustre as his continuous HOURS of practice still failed to provide the results deserved by a dedicated and enthusiastic musician.
“Arch your tongue, the air goes faster so you will play higher!” soon proved to be incorrect advice, so Greg began researching physics and discovered the Bernoulli Principle and other physics, acoustics and science-related material.
After reaching out to university physics and acoustics departments around the world, he indeed discovered that the lips don’t have to touch each vibration and that buzzing the lips is not necessary. This was a massive shock after years of lip and mouthpiece buzzing.
“THINGS WENT TO CUSTARD”
Limited range, headaches, closed teeth, overblowing and pinching the lips (thanks to years of inefficient mouthpiece buzzing) began to take their toll, and watching players like Allen Vizzutti, Maurice Andres, Rafael Mendez, and Adolph “Bud” Herseth became utterly unbearable.
In order to get past his intolerable limitations, Greg concluded that some significant changes were needed. Trying to build his playing on a faulty foundation made no sense at all!
Greg sought help internationally to find the answers but the advice was always, “Use more air!” and “You must get stronger!” It became abundantly apparent that this advice was of no use after witnessing top-line players using far less effort than he was using. He was Burning the Pizza, using far too much energy!
Endurance is the highest voted problem in the form above.
Greg suffered these exact issues for many years while struggling to maintain a career.
THE ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM WILL ASTOUND YOU GIVEN ITS SIMPLICITY!
ENDURANCE: Not only was Greg chopped out after a couple of songs or a long solo, but it would also take him two or three days to recover from a heavy gig.
There was no consistency whatsoever in his performance and PANIC was the Number 1. ingredient with doubt and fear about his ability at the forefront of his mind at ALL times.
The relentless “more air” and “more strength” message was driving him insane but his knowledge about how the instrument REALLY works was slowly gathering momentum.
KEEP SEARCHING AND YOU WILL FIND!
At the height of his frustration, Greg was introduced to the incredible teachings of Arnold Jacobs, master teacher and musician.
To this day, one of the sentences from Song and Wind, a book about Jacobs’ teaching, remains a pivotal message in Greg’s teaching: “The psychology of the lips oscillating sympathetically on an airstream.”
“DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, YOU SOUND GREAT!”
Greg knew that he was inefficient and used to refer to himself as a “chops player, not an air player,” to which people would say, “Don’t worry about it, you sound great!” This would drive him crazy!!!
SOUND: The frustration grew to such a large extent that it was either CHANGE what he was doing or give up and find a satisfying career.
After working through Maggio, Schlossberg, Stamp, Gordon, Clarke, Arban, Caruso, Callet and other methods too numerous to mention, Greg knew if he was to discover why he couldn’t play like his heroes, it certainly wasn’t due to lack of commitment and dedication. The popular method books weren’t working, so the obvious option was science and physics.
97.2% of people are very open to change just like Greg was at this point.
Greg knew instinctively that changing his approach, understanding, and mindset was essential to advance his playing.
His newfound understanding of physics and acoustics transformed everything he ever thought about playing brass instruments.
MOST PLAYERS IDENTIFY WITH THEIR CURRENT BELIEF SYSTEM MAKING CHANGE IMPOSSIBLE!
TOO STUBBORN TO FAIL!
Being someone with a deeply curious mind and a determination to succeed, Greg set about researching everything he could find about how brass instruments work and the physiology of playing.
What he discovered in the process basically dispelled everything he had ever been taught, so much so that he decided to write his findings in a book.
When asked by his editor what he wanted to call the text, Greg recalled how much he wanted MASTERY and how much of a MYSTERY brass instruments were, so the name Mystery to Mastery was born.
62.8% of people practice between 5 and 7 days every week, so why so many issues?
Greg spent 4 years experimenting and completely changing his playing based entirely on science, documenting and refining his discoveries, whilst surviving as a professional player.
PRACTISING ONE WAY AND PERFORMING ANOTHER IS POSSIBLE WITH A HEALTHY, PATIENT AND INFORMED BELIEF SYSTEM!
BINGO, THE CHANGE FINALLY HAPPENED
THANKS TO A MASSIVE BREAKTHROUGH!
After self-diagnosing the debilitating, choking impact of the Valsalva maneuver, the insane, natural strength of the lips (that most people use to strangle their playing) and many other inefficiencies, Greg set about unlocking all inefficiencies in his playing.
Greg also discovered that playing a brass instrument is in fact no more effort than humming, talking, or singing. This is a fact, yet still a MAJOR point of contention in the brass-playing establishment!
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FROM ZERO TO HERO
Greg became a pioneer of online brass teaching via YouTube in the early 2000s, producing many revolutionary brass technique video lessons to promote his book and discoveries.
His approach rapidly gained international recognition and invitations to the world’s most prestigious universities and conferences soon followed.
In 2010, Greg released M2MII, his second book and in 2018 released the WindWorks interactive, step-by-step, online course.
77.6% of players say they are prepared to invest in their playing; they get the best results, every time!
22.4% will look around for that one exercise that fixes their “perceived” limitations.
GREG HAD TO DISCOVER THESE LESSONS FOR HIMSELF BUT NOW SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH 1,000s OF PEOPLE DAILY.
IN 2022, GREG ESTABLISHED THE WINDWORKS TRUMPET ACADEMY. A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF BRASS PLAYERS, FROM BEGINNERS TO TOURING PROFESSIONALS, LEARNING AND SHARING THEIR BRASS DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY USING GREG’S APPROACH.
YOUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS
We have only scratched the surface of what you will get from the WindWorks Trumpet Academy.
Greg now specialises in neuroplasticity and the learning process, helping musicians suffering from Musicians Focal Dystonia.
His knowledge of psychology, physiology, and the body/instrument system puts him at the helm of brass education.
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Greg Spence has travelled the tough road and suffered the frustrations. He now shares his knowledge and discoveries worldwide, cultivating success at every turn.
From “Dispelling Brass Playing Myths” at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago to “Busting and Building Beliefs for Better Brass Playing” for the International Trumpet Guild, Greg is changing the face of modern brass playing.
AS A PERFORMER:
Greg is an internationally renowned professional trumpeter and brass expert. From jazz combos and brass quartets to orchestras (every major Australian orchestra), theatre (30+ professional productions), television (Dancing with the Stars Lead Trumpeter) and studio sessions (100’s of albums and commercials), he has “been there and done that” on the biggest stages in the world.
AS AN EDUCATOR:
Being recognised worldwide as someone who can “walk the walk and talk the talk”, Greg provides cutting-edge brass instruction based on performance and learning psychology, physics, and acoustics. His revolutionary understanding of “what to do and how to do it”, will accelerate your playing and allow you to overcome any obstacles that may appear on your journey to playing freedom.
THESE SHORT BUT COMPREHENSIVE VIDEOS ARE DESIGNED TO CREATE THE BEST LEARNING STRATEGY FOR YOUR DEVELOPMENT. MAKE A SERIOUS DIFFERENCE TO YOUR RESULTS!
A GROUND-BREAKING AND COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TOPICS COVERED (MAX VIDEO LENGTH 3:34)
• How to Learn Effectively
• Efficiency, Pure PROCESS
• Positivity, Productivity, RESULTS
• Range, Flexibility, Articulation
• Where Is Your RAM Being Used?
• Error Detection, Error Correction
• Breathing, Energy and Sound
• Playing Is As Easy As Singing
• Anxiety, Doubt, Impatience, Trust
• Neural Messaging and Bad Habits
• Mechanics, Acoustics, Physics
• Lips, Aperture, Oscillation
GREG SPENCE KNOWS HOW TO GET BETTER RESULTS FOR YOU!
You can dabble on Youtube and research all that Greg has to offer, many do this before they “take the plunge” only to realise they should have acted sooner. ENROL NOW (ENROL IS THE AUSSIE SPELLING OF ENROLL!)
You will not know what you are missing until you experience the Science, Fun, Physics, Strategy, Physiology, Psychology, Neurology, and after all of that, the revolutionary PROCESS of drills and exercises from pedal to altissimo range development.
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