• Hi, all.

    Due to multiple family commitments, I have been out of the Sunday sessions loop for about a month. According to the WindWorks website, there have also been disruptions to the Sunday sessions during that timeframe. The website indicates that some Sunday sessions will not be held but the website does not specify dates for those…[Read more]

  • I noticed a book that sits in the background on Greg’s teaching videos. I became intrigued and looked it up. I found several other books by the same author. I purchased two of them. I’d love to hear Greg’s comments on this author and these titles as well as the comments of any other members who’ve read either of these books. Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics Horns, Strings & Harmony https://www.amazon.co…[Read more]

  • I found this video and explanation by Charlie Porter on his technique for increasing range very helpful. I thought a lot of what Charlie shared was congruent with what Greg teaches, just stated differently. What are your thoughts? https://youtu.be/jn0GnOX4FwM

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  • Hi, all. I happened across this short video of Maynard Ferguson demonstrating his breathing technique. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts (and especially Greg’s) about its usefulness. Is this how you breathe when you play the trumpet? Do you use some other technique? https://youtu.be/qqYln7Ef6gk

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  • Brad D posted an update in the group Q3 2023 Support Group 2 years ago

    Is there some way to receive e-mail notifications about anytime a member posts in this group? piamission posted a response to my question 2 days ago but, because I didn’t receive any notification about it, I only happened on it now.

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    Wow! How cool. I’ve never hear of Ingrid Jensen or Simon Hofele. I’ve looked them up and they’re wonderful! Thank you for sharing them.

  • One way that I “practice” the trumpet throughout my day is to actively listen to a wide variety of professional trumpet players. I try to hear and understand the characteristics of their particular trumpet voice; nuances like their tone, their pitch, their articulation and their phrasing. I try to hear what they’re doing and I try to figure out…[Read more]

  • Brad D replied to the topic Making Errors in the forum WindWorks 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this, Greg.

  • Hi, Greg.

    I really appreciated what you shared on the Sunday session. I respect that you have discovered something that works for you and I admire your willingness to risk being judged and share it with the rest of us. I also thought that it led to a very helpful piece of instruction from Greg (Spence).

    I’m sorry to see go. I think, if I…[Read more]

  • Brad D posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I’m glad that you like Wallace Roney. He was a student (I think the ONLY student) of Miles Davis.

    When you do listen to music, who currently fascinates you?

  • Brad D posted an update in the group Q3 2023 Support Group 2 years ago

    I find that listening to great trumpet players helps me play better. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Wallace Roney. Who have you been listening to lately?

    • I had never heard of Wallace but wow, sweet. Here’s a link! https://youtu.be/KCxmkkRm500

      I am doing hours on the computer so I have the sound of waves. I can’t concentrate with music on! My analytical mind fires up and I lose focus.

      • I’m glad that you like Wallace Roney. He was a student (I think the ONLY student) of Miles Davis.

        When you do listen to music, who currently fascinates you?

  • Brad D posted an update in the group Q3 2023 Support Group 2 years ago

    Hi, all.

    My name is Brad.

    I am 62 and I have been playing the trumpet (for the first time) for just over a year.

    I LOVE – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – the trumpet!

    I had the good fortune of discovering Greg Spence and his approach at the start of my trumpet journey. I quickly completed the complementary Largo level of his course and that set the…[Read more]

    • G’Day Brad, welcome to WindWorks and the Q3 2022 Support Group.

      This is a huge shift in the way we are running WindWorks and some of your suggestions from our private chats have been taken onboard and we will explore the possibilities.

      As I say in the Mastery of Learning video, SHARING is arguable the most important part of the learning…[Read more]

  • Brad D replied to the topic Sign-Up for Chat with Greg in the forum WindWorks 2 years ago

    Thank you, Greg!

  • Brad D started the topic Sign-Up for Chat with Greg in the forum WindWorks 2 years ago

    I’m unable to locate the sign-up for the chat with Greg. Can someone please provide that link as a reply to this thread?

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