• The Sunday Sessions are always very motivating and encouraging! It’s not always easy to break old trumpet playing habits. And there are moments when the frustration creeps in. A visit to Greg’s Sunday Session will help me. And I know immediately that every Maaooooh is worth it! What I particularly liked about this Sunday was that Shane emphasized…[Read more]

  • Yesterday I was listening to ‘Moto Perpetuo’ by Niccolo Paganini in a version by Wynton Marsalis on YouTube. I didn’t know this piece of music until then. I have to say I was more than deeply impressed! The piece consists of a string of 16th notes that move in all directions and never stop. I read that you can only play it with double tongue and…[Read more]

  • Great Laurie, I feel very similar. It’s great to be able to experience the trumpet adventure every day. Even the moments of frustration are welcome now. Those moments when things don’t work out the way I want them to 😂. It will work the following day. Having patience is practiced for free! Sometimes I find that I can play something that I couldn’t…[Read more]

  • piamission started the topic WIND WINS in the forum WindWorks 2 months, 1 week ago

    I want to share a little Wind Win story with you: After about 15 years, in which I only played the trumpet a little, I started practicing daily in January 2021. I was full of enthusiasm. I played Arban, Clark, Gordon etc. Every day. Over months. My sound, my range, my embouchure…everything was terrible. And it didn’t get any better. Chops and…[Read more]

  • piamission replied to the topic How do you warmup? in the forum WindWorks 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Janet,
    I’ve changed everything since I met Greg’s method. Not just my warm up routine. I start my warm up every day with: stillness, energize the lungs, humming and release. I practice these 4 stages for a few minutes each. I continue with the first 4 stages of the singing c- series. I want to be very careful about the aperture corners. And I…[Read more]

  • Thanks to you too, Greg, for recommending Mark Levine’s Jazz Piano Book – not only for pianists! The market is large and unpredictable when it comes to good teaching material.
    Cheers Pia

  • Thanks Paul!
    Jazz in all its facets is the music I like the most. I was not aware of Neil Yates’ ideas. I’m very glad about your recommendation. I’ll definitely take a closer look at ‘Jazzometry’.
    Cheers Pia

  • piamission started the topic Jazz and Improvisation in the forum WindWorks 3 months ago

    I suggest two books for anyone interested in Jazz and Improvisation: 1. Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner und 2. Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovich. Both books are not about jazz theory. They take the reader far beyond theory – they ultimately lead him to himself. Improvisation is self -expression. And that self – expression is inhibited by too…[Read more]

  • piamission started the topic Piano in the forum WindWorks 3 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve been practicing tongued octaves for a few days. It wasn’t easy for me at the beginnig. From the A above middle C I had quite a hard time getting the note right. I wasn’t able to find the right shape. That frustrated me a bit. Then the idea of the piano came to me. As simple as it is, it is also effective! Before I play an octave of a note…[Read more]

  • piamission replied to the topic My Dream in the forum WindWorks 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hello Nigel
    It’s good that you are a science nerd. It ist very helpful to look at things from different perspectives. Many small pieces of the mosaic result in a high-resolution image with many recognizable details.
    When I start to push during my exercises or when I want to force something, I remember this liht feeling in my dream. My 1.0 behavior…[Read more]

  • Hi Janet
    I think it’s really cool that you like the German erasers 😂👍. I’m actually going to try the eraser thing right now.
    Thanks Janet

  • piamission started the topic My Dream in the forum WindWorks 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Greg
    It was after Midnight here in Germany when Sunday Session 2 ended. I went to bed with some really cool impressions in my head. While I was sleeping, something very interesting happened. I dreamd that I could play the trumpet so easily, so simply, almost without doing anything. The trumpet played by itself. I put my trumpet to my lips -…[Read more]

  • piamission posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hallo Reijer, guten Morgen
    Can you find my answer in the forum? If not, please let me know. I’ll write them again.

  • Today I got to Harmonics Double Octave (Course starts in March 2022) – and I still don’t really believe it: from low g over two octaves to G – without pressure. What a Joy! Greg’s method is fascinating. Of course there is still a lot to practice and above all to internalize the exercises. So I will start again when I reach the end of the…[Read more]

  • piamission replied to the topic Me 2.0 has guilt in the forum WindWorks 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Wellsweb
    Guilt is a construct we should think about. WHO is the judge who pronounces guilty? In my opinion there is no guilt! We must take responsibility for our behavior. That is, when I do something I sincerely believe in, there is never guilt. What we should do: keep learning,learning,learning…Never stop. And pass on new knowledge to…[Read more]

  • @jutta-spaniol
    Hallo Jutta, freut mich, dass dir die Musik von Ingrid Jensen gefällt. Ich bin ein großer Fan von ihr und der Gruppe ARTEMIS. Sie spielt auch coole Stücke zusammen mit der kanadischen Pianistin Marianne Trudel. Wenn dir Jazz gefällt, hör Mal rein. YouTube macht’s ja möglich.

    • @piamission
      Hallo Pia, habe jetzt keine Ahnung, ob meine Antwort an alle geht oder nur an Dich, aber danke nochmal für die tollen Vorschläge. Wunderbares melodisches Spielen, und nicht nur die höchsten Töne der höchsten Töne willen 😉

  • Ingrid Jensen – I Love her Sound! Tine Thing Helseth! Simon Höfele! Terence Blanchard! Are some of may favorits
    Hello to Greg and all Mystery to Mastery Members from
    Pia
    Germany
    Sorry for Mi English

  • piamission posted an update in the group Q3 2023 Support Group 5 months ago

    Hi Brad
    Ich liebe: Ingrid Jensen. Ihr Klang ist wundervoll. Tine Thing Helseth ebenso großartig. Und Terence Blanchard!!! Und Simon Höfele, erst 29 Jahre, der Junge. Viel Vergnügen

    • 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.

  • piamission posted an update 5 months ago

    Hallo Greg und Hallo an alle WindWorks Fans
    Mein Englisch ist nicht das Beste. Darum schreibe ich auf Deutsch, in der Hoffnung, dass der Text automatisch für euch übersetzt wird!?
    Bitte gebt mir eine Rückmeldung, wenn keine Übersetzung erfolgt. Ich werde dann zusammen mit dem Google – Translater schreiben.
    Ich spiele seit über 40 Jahren Trom…[Read more]

    • Pia guten morgen. Ich komme vol der Niederlanden und mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut. So ich schreiben weiter am Englisch. Great to hear you are doing so well. I can play just under the top of the stave with some kind of ease. But higher up I struggle. So you must have a better control over your appeture then. What way does the appeture move when…[Read more]

    • Hallo Reijer, guten Morgen
      Can you find my answer in the forum? If not, please let me know. I’ll write them again.

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