• Is anyone experiencing soreness in their cheeks or jaws as you progress through the levels? I am up to the Ruby level and I’m doing all the exercises correctly, at least I believe I am and I am getting great results, but I’m experiencing soreness in my cheeks and jaws. Is this because I’m training muscles in my face that I have never used…[Read more]

  • Speaking of double tonguing, it just show up in some of the exercises and is vaguely touched upon . For those who don’t know how to do them, or those that struggle playing them like me, it would be nice if there was a section dedicated to double tonguing in the WindWorks series.

  • I was thinking about getting a PBone for pedal tone practice…I would think if you can get into the upper register on trombone your embouchure and aperture corners should get strong enough to play trumpet in the upper register.

  • I’m up to the Presto level and I also have more endurance and more range! The community band I play in just had our Christmas concert and I was able to get through it without my chops being totally worn out. Prior to starting this course I was struggling to get out a strong high E. Now, I am playing a double G! Though it’s not a usable double…[Read more]

  • Rob Bennsky replied to the topic MTM Book 2 in the forum WindWorks 2 years, 11 months ago

    I stand corrected about the Original MTM book’s MP3’s and videos playing on Apple products. They do play on my iPad….sorry for any confusion….

  • Rob Bennsky replied to the topic MTM Book 2 in the forum WindWorks 2 years, 11 months ago

    You can download the books (in PDF format) but you won’t have access to the videos or the mp3 files. To access those you have to access the Original MTM books under the heading of MTM Ebooks and they (videos, mp3s) don’t play on apple products, ipad, iphone, etc. It would be nice if both book’s videos and mp3s were offered on dvd/cd’s so you can…[Read more]

  • Actually with the Yogi complete breath (wedge breathing) you fill from the bottom up and you lower your shoulders once you start to release. You only raise the shoulders to get the last portion of the inhalation into your upper lungs. Check out the book “The Science of Breath” and read chapter 8. It’s free on the internet. Maynard practiced…[Read more]

  • Greg, what is your thoughts on Yogi Complete Breath (Wedge Breathing)? It does call for the shoulders to raise during the last stage of inhalation and I realize that raising the shoulders if frown upon by trumpet instructors (maybe in this case the raising of the shoulders would be positive tension?). I’ve been practicing wedge breathing for a…[Read more]

  • Greg, what is your thoughts on Yogi Complete Breath (Wedge Breathing)? It does call for the shoulders to raise during the last stage of inhalation and I realize that raising the shoulders if frown upon by trumpet instructors. I’ve been practicing wedge breathing for about a month now and it has helped me to stay open and has helped me to…[Read more]

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