Hip-BoneU is THE source for the finest in online brass instruction. Lessons from today’s top brass will cover all aspects of brass playing and become an invaluable resource for every level of player. Each month new lessons will be posted from a variety of artists and instrumentalists, so stay connected!

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Lead Trumpet Playing

streaming video lesson with Nick Marchione (32:15)

A dynamic, informative lesson on the art of lead trumpet playing by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s lead trumpet player extraordinaire, Nick Marchione. Nick shares his invaluable insight on the fundamentals and subtleties of great lead playing, as well as a comprehensive discussion on great lead players of the past. Currently on tour with Prince, Nick also delves into how this approach carries beyond big band playing and into the world pop/rock music. A must for any lead player on any instrument.

$4.95  (special introductory price) streaming video

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Trombone Institute of Technology

streaming video lesson with
Michael Davis and Bill Reichenbach (31:06)

It’s here! The much anticipated private lesson on how to approach this classic trombone anthem. Michael and Bill go in depth to discuss all aspects of the piece and give you ideas on what will make your performance a success. Included with the lesson is a kick ass performance of Trombone Institute of Technology by Michael and Bill.

$9.95 streaming video

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Slide and the Family Bone

streaming video lesson with
Michael Davis and Bill Reichenbach (34:20)

Get inside the minds of two of today’s top trombonists and hear how they approach this popular composition. Michael and Bill share their concepts on how to make this piece rock. An invaluable lesson for everyone who wants to improve their playing. Check out Michael and Bill’s performance of Slide and the Family Bone as well.

$9.95 streaming video

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15 Minute Warm-Up for Trumpet

streaming video lesson with Michael Davis and Chris Gekker (34:25)

The most energizing, fun way to approach the fundamentals of brass playing! The 15 Minute Warm-Up gives you a complete, solid set of exercises that will set you up for whatever playing challenges you might face. We highly recommend alternating between this routine and the more challenging 20 Minute Warm-Up Routine.

$14.95 streaming video only

$29.95 bundle with book, play-along CD, streaming video lesson (introductory offer)

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15 Minute Warm-Up for Trombone

streaming video lesson with Michael Davis (48:01)

The most energizing, fun way to approach the fundamentals of brass playing! The 15 Minute Warm-Up gives you a complete, solid set of exercises that will set you up for whatever playing challenges you might face. We highly recommend alternating between this routine and the more challenging 20 Minute Warm-Up Routine.

$14.95 streaming video only

$29.95 bundle with book, play-along CD, streaming video lesson (introductory offer)

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20 Minute Warm-Up for Trumpet

streaming video lesson with Michael Davis and Chris Gekker (36:12)

The 20 Minute Warm-Up Routine is a dynamic, comprehensive set of 15 exercises and 15 play-along tracks that will both warm you up and work you out. This routine will absolutely energize your practice routine. It gives you the opportunity to play along with and emulate four of the world's finest brass players. The 20 Minute Warm-Up gives you examples to strive for in a fresh and innovative way.

$14.95 streaming video only

$29.95 bundle with book, play-along CD, streaming video lesson (introductory offer)

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20 Minute Warm-Up for Trombone

streaming video lesson with Michael Davis (35:23)

The 20 Minute Warm-Up Routine is a dynamic, comprehensive set of 15 exercises and 15 play-along tracks that will both warm you up and work you out. This routine will absolutely energize your practice routine. It gives you the opportunity to play along with and emulate four of the world's finest brass players. The 20 Minute Warm-Up gives you examples to strive for in a fresh and innovative way.

$14.95 streaming video only

$29.95 bundle with book, play-along CD, streaming video lesson (introductory offer)

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coming March 2012

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Note to my fellow brass players:

I hope you enjoy these videos. We have put a tremendous amount of care and thought into bringing you the best quality instruction we can. In addition to conceiving these videos and working in tandem with these great artists, I have financed these projects myself. I have kept the purchase price of each video as low as possible in an effort to make it as affordable as possible.

It is my intent to continue to produce these videos with many more great artists that I know we all want to hear from. That can only happen with your support. I'm asking everyone to purchase these videos, use them to your hearts content, and not to pirate them, copy them or pass them along illegally.

Thank you, as always, for your support of all things Hip-Bone!

Best,
Michael Davis

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coming soon to the U

  • Trombone Institute of Technology with Michael Davis & Bill Reichenbach
  • Slide and the Family Bone with Michael Davis & Bill Reichenbach
  • The Art of the CHA with Nick Marchione
  • Lead Trumpet Playing with Nick Marchione
  • How I Approach the Blues with Scott Wendholt
  • Jazz Playing with Greg Gisbert
  • Studio Trumpet Performance with Jim Hynes
  • The Complete Bass Trombonist with George Flynn
  • French Horn Lesson with Chris Komer
  • Tuba Lesson with Marcus Rojas
  • Bone Man Walking with Michael Davis
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