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David Bilger

Learn from one of the greatest orchestral trumpet players of today. David Bilger has been Principal trumpet at the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995 and is Professor for trumpet at the Curtis Institute and Temple University. As an acclaimed soloist, Bilger has toured with several major orchestras across the US, as well as performing numerous masterclasses at institutions including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Peabody Conservatory.

Fundamentals

The closest you can get to 1-on-1 lessons with true masters teaching and explaining in great detail the fundamentals of their instrument

In this extensive trumpet class, one of the US's finest trumpet players shares his ideas and thoughts on how to build a strong fundament for a trumpet player’s technique, sound and agility.
From buzzing your mouthpiece, making efficient bends to developing flexibility, your high range and a clear articulation and multi-tonguing – David Bilger explains, demonstrates in details and gives you hands on advice and exercises so that you can start to develop and improve your own playing.

🇪🇸 Includes Spanish subtitles

LESSON PLAN

01 Intro to Warm up Program

This comprehensive class is both Bilger´s Warm up series and his Trumpet Fundamentals, and in this intro Dave presents how he structures his warm up program.

02 Mouthpiece buzz

Every brass player knows how important buzzing is. Dave shows in details his own buzz routines so that you can imitate and improve.

03 Bends

Bending tones on the trumpet helps you develop flexibility, and while warming up this is a bit like stretching out the muscles.

04 Articulation

You need to get the tongue going during your warm-up routine, and Dave shares his articulation work out program with you in this chapter.

05 Flexibility

Being flexible in your playing is easier said than done. Through warming up you need to get flexible before your daily playing – if you don´t build these routines you will encounter problems sooner or later.

06 Multiple tonguing

Tonguing and double and tripple tonguing is something to be practiced every day. Hear how Dave approaches a daily work-out to get the tongue going.

07 Your Warmup Book

This is a useful tool that Dave shares: a book to keep track of your daily warmup.

08 Intro to Fundamentals

Intro to the 5 trumpet fundamentals that are needed for anyone who wants to master the trumpet or who just wants to develop their playing.

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09 Sound

What is a good, rich and full sound that will project and blend? Get to know details about how YOU develop your sound build on some rock solid exercises and principles.

10 Articulation 2

If you don´t articulate it´s like mumbling while you talk. That doesn´t work for talking and neither for playing. So you need to understand basics of articulation and how to develop them on your own.

11 Power

The trumpet is or at least can be a very powerful instrument. How to create power without killing yourself? How do you develop that power that is needed being an orchestral musician or playing demanding solo pieces or other repertoire that is tiring?

12 Range

Everyone wants to be able to play those high notes, right? But how do you develop range? In this lesson Dave gives you his expert advice on this topic.

13 Agility

You need to be able to play fast at times - and develop agility- moving around smoothly and swiftly is required in many pieces. That´s what this lesson is about.

Fantastic masterclass on trumpet playing! Very informative and insightful.

Nick P

One of he best tools in my trumpet life thanks!

Walmir Gil

Very detailed to say the least. He really gets into the basics, and covers every part of playing (sound, articulation, flexibility, range, etc.) that you'd need to work on to step up the level of your playing, and caters to a pretty wide range of skill levels at once. I'd say most helpful parts to me were the material on sound production. You really can't go wrong with this purchase. I still use it almost 2 years later.

K Sampson-Davis

This fine warm up method by trumpet maestro David Bilger will have you playing with more ease, clarity and focus in no time! Built upon solid fundamentals, David will help you master sound production and fundamental technique. I'm more of a classically trained commercial lead trumpet player including a year on lead trumpet with Buddy Rich and six years on the road as Frank Sinatra's lead trumpet player and since i now am playing more Broadway shows and have a varied stylistic repertoire, David's routine helps me be ready to play anything easier than before with a beautiful. clear and full sound! I highly recommend it to all trumpet players regardless of style! Just hearing his sound and emulating it will do wonders for the beginning, intermediate and even many advanced players! I like what it did for me!

Anthony (Tony) Gorruso

One of the most interesting master classes I found on Play With A Pro. A must not only for trumpet players.

Igor Ahss

David Bilger's Play with a Pro video Warm-up Program and Trumpet Fundamentals is superbly done. David's personality quickly puts the viewer at ease. His explanations are clear and thorough, and his is warm-up program and presentation of trumpet fundamentals is logical and effective. Highly recommended!

K Baird

It is sometimes hard or overwhelming to address every area of trumpet playing in one day. Bilger shows and presents a wonderful strategy for addressing every aspect of the trumpet at least some every day, and provides great insight on how to practice and develop technique.

Alex Boccio

David Bilger is one of America's finest trumpet players. His well-articulated and methodical approach to playing the trumpet makes these videos a great resource for teachers and students alike. The quality of the video and audio is incredibly high, and Bilger's information is worth far more than the price of the video. You won't be disappointed!

Eric Baker

Great Information and instruction for a good practice even if I don't know the expertise of this trumpet player in real concert.

Patrice - France

A fantastically detailed yet accessible insight into the day to day workings and routines of one of the most respected principal trumpets in the US. I have taken many of the ideas (especially his power routine) into my own playing and have seen great benefits. Bravo!

Brian McGinley

Additionally, I would mind special attention to the video regarding tone. That is essential knowledge that should not be forgone and should be incorporated into any and all practice sessions! Great playing!

Nolan Sosa

Excellent master class! This gentleman breaks down each concept into a manner that is easy to understand and follow. He has a great understanding of the instrument and conveys that through his authoritative instruction in trumpet pedagogy. Great job! Additionally, I would mind special attention to the video regarding tone. That is essential knowledge that should not be forgone and should be incorporated into any and all practice sessions! Great playing!

Nolan Sosa

It's great to being able to play along such a world class player ! Recommended.

JiCe

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Reviews

Nick P

Fantastic masterclass on trumpet playing! Very informative and insightful.

Walmir Gil

One of he best tools in my trumpet life thanks!

K Sampson-Davis

Very detailed to say the least. He really gets into the basics, and covers every part of playing (sound, articulation, flexibility, range, etc.) that you'd need to work on to step up the level of your playing, and caters to a pretty wide range of skill levels at once. I'd say most helpful parts to me were the material on sound production. You really can't go wrong with this purchase. I still use it almost 2 years later.

Anthony (Tony) Gorruso

This fine warm up method by trumpet maestro David Bilger will have you playing with more ease, clarity and focus in no time! Built upon solid fundamentals, David will help you master sound production and fundamental technique. I'm more of a classically trained commercial lead trumpet player including a year on lead trumpet with Buddy Rich and six years on the road as Frank Sinatra's lead trumpet player and since i now am playing more Broadway shows and have a varied stylistic repertoire, David's routine helps me be ready to play anything easier than before with a beautiful. clear and full sound! I highly recommend it to all trumpet players regardless of style! Just hearing his sound and emulating it will do wonders for the beginning, intermediate and even many advanced players! I like what it did for me!

Igor Ahss

One of the most interesting master classes I found on Play With A Pro. A must not only for trumpet players.

K Baird

David Bilger's Play with a Pro video Warm-up Program and Trumpet Fundamentals is superbly done. David's personality quickly puts the viewer at ease. His explanations are clear and thorough, and his is warm-up program and presentation of trumpet fundamentals is logical and effective. Highly recommended!

Alex Boccio

It is sometimes hard or overwhelming to address every area of trumpet playing in one day. Bilger shows and presents a wonderful strategy for addressing every aspect of the trumpet at least some every day, and provides great insight on how to practice and develop technique.

Eric Baker

David Bilger is one of America's finest trumpet players. His well-articulated and methodical approach to playing the trumpet makes these videos a great resource for teachers and students alike. The quality of the video and audio is incredibly high, and Bilger's information is worth far more than the price of the video. You won't be disappointed!

Patrice - France

Great Information and instruction for a good practice even if I don't know the expertise of this trumpet player in real concert.

Brian McGinley

A fantastically detailed yet accessible insight into the day to day workings and routines of one of the most respected principal trumpets in the US. I have taken many of the ideas (especially his power routine) into my own playing and have seen great benefits. Bravo!

Nolan Sosa

Additionally, I would mind special attention to the video regarding tone. That is essential knowledge that should not be forgone and should be incorporated into any and all practice sessions! Great playing!

Nolan Sosa

Excellent master class! This gentleman breaks down each concept into a manner that is easy to understand and follow. He has a great understanding of the instrument and conveys that through his authoritative instruction in trumpet pedagogy. Great job! Additionally, I would mind special attention to the video regarding tone. That is essential knowledge that should not be forgone and should be incorporated into any and all practice sessions! Great playing!

JiCe

It's great to being able to play along such a world class player ! Recommended.

Alex Boccio

It is sometimes hard or overwhelming to address every area of trumpet playing in one day. Bilger shows presents a wonderful strategy for addressing every aspect of the trumpet at least some every day, and provides great insight on how to practice and develop technique.

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