• chris replied to the topic why "chest-up"? in the forum WindWorks 2 years, 5 months ago

    Thank you both for your replies. I checked the Adagio Fundamental BCH video but it was not mentioned there. Stefan, your comments gave me some insight to why I am asking this question to begin with.
    Greg likes to use the balloon as a demonstration, as you know. He inflates the balloon and then, citing “passive reduction”, allows the air to…[Read more]

  • chris started the topic why "chest-up"? in the forum WindWorks 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi. Somewhere on the site is info re: how to use the re-breathing bag. In the instructions, it says, “Be sure that the chest stays raised as you exhale. A fuel tank doesn’t collapse as it runs out of fuel.”
    That analogy does not work for me. Can I get an explanation as to why it is important? I believe that it is also taught by Claude Gordon…[Read more]

  • Thank you!

    Chris

  • Hi. In the Adagio Fundamentals section called Upper Register Development, which is about the lip buzz using two fingers, Greg references an earlier video (part 1) in the Largo section which is about the same lip buzz with fingers, only without pitch change. I missed that. Where is it? Hope someone can help out.Thanks.

    Chris

  • OK. So I get it that the aperture corners can come in without the jaw closing or the middle of the lips pinching. I can do it with the visualizer in a mirror. I can do it with my bent finger in my mouth. I am also trying to push out the lower lip a bit when doing this. Again, with visualizer. What I have noticed is that above about an A in the…[Read more]

  • chris replied to the topic Proper Pressure in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 4 months ago

    I see I should have read your original post more closely…”How do I know if I may be using too little pressure?” haha.

    This is something I have no experience with so i really cannot comment.
    All I can offer is that i once asked Greg about mp pressure in a Skype lesson and he said I only need enough to get a seal–again, my problem is too…[Read more]

  • chris replied to the topic Proper Pressure in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Mike ! I too have used excessive mouthpiece pressure in my youth. I play trumpet, btw. (I did not play from 1985-2012) I’ve been dabbling with Greg’s method for a (long) while but I’m really digging in now and seeing benefits. I have found two things that have helped with excessive mp pressure.

    1) playing the leadpipe. Sometimes when I have…[Read more]

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