G’Day, Greg Spence here.
There are so many approaches, opinions and methods in relation to breathing that is has become far too complicated and confusing, that’s why I call it Energise The Lungs.
The simple fact is that air must go into the lungs. Problems arise with what is happening outside the lungs and that’s what I would love you to consider.
Brass playing is simply a matter of converting energy into sound without engaging any involuntary or unnecessary muscle activation.
Watch the Energise the Lungs video below; FYI – my presentation demonstrates what too much coffee and not enough sleep look like…
In STILLNESS (calm mind, calm body) with your eyes closed and without engaging any involuntary or unnecessary muscles, inhale slowly through the nose then release the air through the nose PASSIVELY; no abdominal activation. Feel the expansion and reduction of the breathing system
In STILLNESS with your eyes closed and without engaging any involuntary or unnecessary muscles, breathe in slowly through the nose then relax the body and release the air through the mouth. Be sure to check that you are remaining PASSIVE and not blowing.
When you put the finger between the teeth and breathe in, the back of the tongue lowers and the throat opens, opening an air column into the lungs. This creates “The Body’s Concert Hall” an important element of the Mystery to Mastery method.
On the exhalation, be sure the tongue stays down and the throat stays open creating a feeling of freedom and relaxation.
WindWorks members understand that due to overexertion, most players in the world don’t use their concert hall and suffer from a degree of choking, called, the “Valsalva maneuver.”
ENERGISE THE LUNGS
Any breath bigger than to sustain life is potential energy that can be converted, almost effortlessly, to sound through your instrument. Breathing for brass playing has gotten WAY too complicated. Learn to energise the lungs efficiently. #AIRnergy
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