How To Quickly Improve Your Playing

“What you’ve described in a matter of a few eloquently simple videos explains to a tee what I’ve been struggling with for 35+ years. Tension in the throat, face, neck, back and more. Amazing way that you’ve put so many great teacher’s key elements together combined with all your analysis and experiences into a message that resonates so strongly.”


Greg Spence was the Dancing with the Stars (Australia) lead trumpeter for more than 10 years.  He is a Yamaha Artist and lifelong student of all things brass and wind.


“I’ve made it my mission to expose and explode the brass-playing myths that are holding you back—even the ones you didn’t even realise have a strangle-hold on you.”


Understanding how to create WIND and
how the body responds to WIND
is the key to rapid improvement.

The secret is letting your Natural Airflow (WIND) flow through relaxed, responsive lips. 99% of players use far too much physical tension when playing.  Tension interrupts the required airflow that the lips need to create the desired notes.  Tension in the chest, throat, shoulders and lips restricts airflow, crippling the desired result.


Resonance of sound in all registers is achieved through relaxation. 


Shallow breathing is also a major problem with most wind instrumentalists Mystery to Mastery® will explain how to play with consistency and accuracy,


Every Time You Play a Note, Any Note!



The MTM lessons harness the power of Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (or practical) means to SIMPLY and EASILY demonstrate how 99% of players approach their playing the wrong way.


Because your breath is the key to playing, we recommend using some amazing tools which will help you develop the right skills away from your instrument.  The WindPack is critical to the efficient development of your skills.

Train your brain and body what to do using the WINDPRODUCTS.


You’ll find these WindProducts in a special kit we have assembled here. Your WindProducts kit is a powerful way to help you overcome old, futile habits.  You’ll experience the correct, powerful sensations away from the instrument and learn how to move air efficiently; how to eliminate the destructive habits of clamping the lips; and how to STOP forcing the air.


Pro Tip: Watch the video below for information about the Leadpipe and how it alone can drastically improve your playing.


“Hi Greg, the leadpipe came. As I said before, the problem with my throat was between the mouthpiece and the trumpet. So, I figured the leadpipe was the answer I have been looking for. After using the leadpipe for a few minutes, I was able to play a few notes on my trumpet without any throat problems. God bless you! Because of something that costs $39.95, I am now able to play my horns (that were quite expensive), that have been sitting idle for quite some time. I know I am not out of the woods yet, but it is such a relief to know I am on the right track. I can’t thank you enough. And I will be ordering your courses in the near future.You are the man!”
Sincerely, Carlo Berto


Using the leadpipe has many physical and psychological benefits:

     1. You can experiment with and implement new sensations and ideas.  Simply watch and experience what happens, no matter what the outcome.  Does a sympathetic vibration happen or is there no sound?  It doesn’t matter, just watch and learn.


     2. Unlike your instrument, there are no predetermined pitches on the leadpipe.   Playing your instrument creates a burden of expectation to hit the right note.  This expectation, driven by the ego or an impatient teacher creates anxiety and eliminates correct process reducing efficiency.


     3. Leadpipe practise encourage sympathetic oscillation and freedom of pitch (SHAPE) change without engaging the body’s innate desire to engage the air support muscles.


Do yourself a very big favor and read Zen in the Art of Archery 

What’s really going to help you is knowing how the players you admire achieve their results.  That’s what this website is all about; helping you to understand WIND playing to raise awareness


Everyone, INCLUDING YOU, can play like the pros!


“The pin has finally dropped Greg, you legend!!! I’ve been playing professionally for 13 years and have all the tutor books. Maggio, Schlossberg, Stamp etc!!! As you demonstrated in your vids; relaxed, supple and puckered chops coincided with aperture control is working wonders. A tight and sometimes impossible extreme register is now secure and growing by the day! Spreading the word!!! Cheers”.  Steven K. Massachusetts



With these simple, effective and proven techniques you’ll:

Break through your learning plateau. And you’ll improve fast.

Join thousands of MTM’ers from all over the world (100+ countries)

Develop efficient playing habits from DAY ONE

Practise specially designed Mystery to Mastery exercises

Avoid the many traps and common problems facing most players

 Play more easily and have a better sound all over your instrument

Follow Easy-to-Understand, Step-by-Step instruction

Be a much more confident player with greater range, endurance, flexibility and overall ability


Have you ever been told…?

  • To hold your belly like you are about to be punched?
  • To blow harder?
  • That you have to have big lungs or a big stature to play your instrument?
  • That mouthpiece buzzing is important for practice and it’s an indispensable skill?


If you’re like 99.9% of students who force their breath to make their instrument make a sound (brass, woodwind or even voice), then:


Let MTM show you how to… blowing your brains out!


“Greg, when I came back from Vietnam in 1972 I tried playing the trumpet again after 4 years of military service. I practised 3 times a day and got to a point where I couldn’t even produce a sound. My teacher couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I thought I had done permanent damage. I thought I would never be able to play the trumpet again. Thanks to your videos and lesson books I’m once again just starting to play and couldn’t be happier. I’m now working in gold medal stage. I can’t thank you enough for all the knowledge you’ve passed along. I’m 67 years old and looking forward to getting better each day on the trumpet. Thanks so much for the work you do.” Peter Z Santa Rosa California

You must have an understanding of how you play
if you wish to refine your technique to go beyond your

Knowing how the world’s top players play, and knowing what YOU are doing inefficiently, is all you need to start on the road to improvement and satisfaction.  It is very difficult to find information that helps overcome everyday problems, yet it is of vital importance for anyone who wants to go all the way with their playing to know such information.

Guess what happens to beginners and advanced players
who have discovered the Mystery to Mastery® method of playing?

Improvement, thanks to Self Awareness and Logical Guidance!


An understanding of breath control, tension reduction, the body’s natural airflow function, the role of the tongue, how to take focus away from the feeling of the lips and a host of many other factors, is ESSENTIAL if you wish to go beyond your NATURAL PLAYING PLATEAU.


“Hello Greg,

I just received Bk. 1 and love the layout and sequential steps you have laid out.  The presentation and information is an exceptional combination of trumpet pedagogy that is easy to understand and apply.

I’ve been a struggling trumpet player ever since I hit college and tried to figure out HOW to get better.  The myriad of explanations for the same processes abound as I’m sure you are aware.  I’m 44 years old, play professionally, and am STILL trying to fit pieces together in my mind and body to be virtually “free” from the trumpet to make the music I hear and feel in my mind. 

Your explanations seem to be making this happen in just the three days I have been applying your approach.  I’ve been focused on my embouchure for so long that I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t (high school I’m sure).


David R. Warrensburg, MO.  USA.


         “Surely it would be EASIER to learn like this, FROM THE START”?!



You become your own teacher, because you can easily pinpoint your strengths, and recognise weaknesses that must be cured if you wish to succeed on the highest level.  The information for creating new habits, to override old habits should be part of all methods available today.

If you are an absolute beginner or an experienced player looking to improve your performance, you will immediately feel confident that this new knowledge and approach will offer endless benefits in your playing life.

Mystery to Mastery® has taken the basic fundamentals of playing and set them out in way that will lead to unlimited improvement in regard to sound, technique endurance and range.


The Only No Mystery Guide to Trumpet Mastery comes with a high quality CD that allows you to listen to what each exercise sounds like.  You then simply read the instructions and copy the sound provided.

The CD was recorded in stereo so you can create your own level between the trumpet and the metronome.

Your sound develops as you practise until the sound you hear in your mind is the sound that you create on your instrument.



The Only NO MYSTERY Guide to Trumpet Mastery is the first method book to offer FREE online support. 

Contact us by email with any questions and we will help you in any way possible.  This is a helpful, modern service for you, and your feedback helps us to improve our products and information delivery.

Simply email info@mysterytomastery.com with your queries and comments.

There’s a host of great general playing tips which are covered in the book:

  • Know how to breathe correctly and support when exhaling without causing internal tension (You must not use tension when blowing as your air stream will be disrupted) Pg 8
  • Why arm tension is a major contributor to failure! Pg 17
  • Learn how to allow your lips to RESPOND to airflow, instead of creating the sound by muscle manipulation. Pg 12
  • Learn When, What and How to practise, being aware of positive and constructive mental approaches. Pg 24
  • Learn why throat and jaw closure occurs and how it can disable the embouchure function. Pg 39
  • Learn about your Realistic Range. The range in which you can play all day and all night at all volumes, tongued, slurred, fast and slow without missing, and then how to raise your Realistic Range in a smart, logical and consistent way. Pg 44
  • Why pushing too hard on to your lips greatly reduces your endurance and raises the likelihood of missed notes. Pg 15
  • Knowing when to stop and rest, staying fresh and focused, both mentally and physically. Pg 17
  • What exercises to practise, how and why, described and demonstrated in a Step-by-Step way outlining pitfalls and benefits.
  • Why the hours of practise have not given you the desired results! Pg 22
  • Breathing and Airflow exercises that you should practise before you even touch your instrument. Pg 9
  • Understand why 99% of the world’s players can’t play the way they would like to, even though they live for and love their instrument.
  • Learn that when the MYSTERY is removed, the MASTERY is in sight.  A journey begins, that is enjoyable instead of frustrating, productive instead of negative.
  • Why consistency of sound and articulation all over your range is VITAL.

That’s really just a taste of what is covered in the book.  No matter what your aim is as a player, anyone is capable of playing anything on their instrument, if they truly want to.

To get the Book delivered directly to your door will cost you $39.95 to anywhere in the world.

This is LESS than the price of LESSONS that you may get on a weekly basis, yet the information provided within will save you years of searching for the SECRET to playing.

Please, do yourself a favour
and take the advice of the likes of
James Morrison and Allen Vizzutti,
by not passing up this opportunity.


while you are fired up. If you leave it until later, “yeah, I will come back and get it, later!” you are losing precious, constructive practise time and the “later” might be years away.

The reason that this information is at such an amazing price is because we want to spread great information, to undo some of the lingering misconceptions or MYSTERIES that still plague the brass and wind playing world.

Click below to order, right now, while you’re still fired up about playing like your idols.

Get the EDGE and improve your playing, starting NOW. In no time at all, you will be reading and playing from a fantastic book that will answer all of your playing questions.




When you get the Hardcopy of The Only No Mystery Guide to Trumpet Mastery, you also get FREE INSTANT ACCESS to an interactive eBook which includes:

  • Free WindSticks
  • Further video demonstrations and explanations
  • MP3 sound examples of EVERY exercise
  • A digital practise diary
  • A progress report when you login
  • A built in metronome
  • Practise drones
  • A Step by Step exercise guide that highlights your problem areas and provides solutions
  • A 30 Day Trial Period Money Back Guarantee





“I could never dream of improving like I did with your book/videos, after two teachers and lots of wasted time. I never wanted to be a pro, my goal is just playing with the sound I love. A big grazie Greg!” Stefano – ITALY

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M2MII (online eBook only) takes all of the wonderful concepts and exercises developed in Book 1 to the extreme.


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The extent of your development depends entirely on you.  You will know how to troubleshoot any issues that arise thanks to the informative explanations and demonstrations provided.

Efficiency is the key and you will be blown away by how easy it is to develop your playing when you recognise and eliminate common mistakes.

Why wait?



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  • 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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