After 3 days of practicing the Duncan Method, the benefits are evident. I played freely throughout the registers of the horn, including the fattest, easiest high register that I've ever played. Please feel free to share this. I've already posted a review in TH. " from - Scott Diamond. (semi-pro player from Los Angeles).
The time I have spent with Dan Duncan on Skype and on the phone, have been the most valuable information on trumpet playing I have ever received. All the lessons I have taken in the past 35 years from world class symphony players and lead players have NOT communicated the simple and profound truths/approach he takes. I highly recommend you listen VERY carefully to his methodology...don't dive into the rabbit holes of why or how the exercises work. Rather, pay critical attention to "playing" the exercises exactly as he instructs you. It is through his concept you will find a liberty of playing that I will bet you have never tasted before. This has been my experience after ONLY one Skype session and a couple of phone calls.
Western Michigan University
...I was stunned at the freedom that was coming out of the horn...In my big feature, my tone was as big as a house, hardly any effort ...high G's felt like they were in the staff... I know without a doubt this is THE ONLY path to world class playing!!!!!!!!!!" (from pro player in Michigan)
Dan Duncan's teachings have brought me leaps and bounds in my trumpet playing. When I started lessons with him, I was totally broken down in my playing from over analyzing my embouchure. He taught me an EASY one method approach to trumpet playing that has made playing EASY! His method has pushed my range almost an entire octave! What he is teaching, WORKS!! --
Dakota Fisher, Principle Trumpet Murray State Universitey Wind Ensemble./ Lead Trumpet MSU Jazz Orhestra.
Dan Duncan is one of the wisest, most well-informed trumpet players I know. His knowledge of how to play the instrument is nothing short of remarkable, and his ideas have totally changed my concept of how to play the trumpet correctly and have revolutionized my playing. As a trumpet player recovering from a serious lip injury, I was in desperate need of someone who
could help put me back together. I am so grateful that I met Dan because he presented his revolutionary concepts to me in an strightforward, easily understandable manner so that I am now not only fully recovered, but I'm playing with more ease and facility than ever before! His ability to teach the trumpet is simply unsurpassed, and if you take one lesson with him I'm sure you would agree. In my case, he was able to clarify my mental approach to trumpet playing so that I know exactly what I need to do in order to play efficiently. If you are willing to accept what he says, he can help you improve your range and consistency almost immediately just as he helped me do. Simply put: Dan Duncan's techniques work. There's nothing more to be said. But don't just take my word for it; judge for yourself. If you want to improve your playing immensely, take a lesson with Dan. You won't regret
Trumpet major, Grand Valley State University