Fingers are important

Often it is not the big, radical changes that cause improvement but basic, unremarkable details that ultimately make a difference. After I received some questions about my most recent blog entry, especially about practical implementation, I have some suggestions for you today: Finger position First, some thoughts about positioning of the fingers that makes sense […]

Improve Your Trumpet Playing

Many trumpet players are looking for the “missing link”, the secret or hidden trick for improving their trumpet playing. New knowledge sometimes results in “sudden” drastic improvement. This is observed now and again in master classes. In order for this sudden impetus to occur so that the next level can be reached, a great deal of […]


The topic of embouchure is always controversial, and discussion of it often proves emotional. It almost seems like it can’t be discussed without somebody feeling attacked/criticized/hurt. Before we come to what I see as the main point, let’s define the term first, as there is currently no singular definition for it. What does embouchure actually […]