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How to play Valve Brass Instruments

Do you have embouchure problems?

Can you play the trumpet smoothly?

Do you have tonguing difficulties?

Dr Downing's team of authors shows you how to play valved brass instruments properly.

A good embouchure is essential. We show you how from the start. 

Valve Brass Technique Doctor



The Valve Brass Technique Doctor sets you right.




Problems covered are:

1.  I can't get a clear sound.  My notes sound 'woolly'.

2.  Why are the first and third valve slides mobile?

3.  I can't play slurred passages smoothly. (Click on picture)

I can't play slurred passages smoothly

4.  I can't get the higher notes.

5.  I'm not sure that I am pitching the notes correctly.  Am I tone deaf?

6.  I can't get the low notes.

7.  I slow music down to get the notes right, but when I speed it up it still sounds wrong.  What am I doing wrong?

The Valve Brass Technique Doctor is written in a no nonsense style.

It slips easily into your pocket, always on hand.

Click the book to buy it.

Valve Brass Technique Doctor

Take a look also at our Key Signature Trumpet and Cornet Fingering Charts

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