• philsby started the topic Panic at speed in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 2 months ago

    Hi everyone,
    I am struggling with my lip slurs especially when I get up past about 100bpm.
    I seem to be able to do the crotchets, quavers and triplets but really struggle with the semi-quavers.
    I feel like I am blowing freely when playing them slower but when I see the semi-quavers I start to panic and can feel the throat tighten.
    is it just more…[Read more]

  • philsby replied to the topic unsure in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks, wasn’t sure if maybe I was starting to valsalva to get the note change.
    But I think it is getting a bit easier now.

  • philsby replied to the topic unsure in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks Ronald,
    I have been practising the C#,D and C harmonic slurs and am sure that I am not using any abdominal kick to change notes but unsure if I am using the start of a valsalva to make the change.
    You may be right in thinking that I am simply feeling that movement from my lip change causing a movement of the hyoid bone.
    I have been holding…[Read more]

  • philsby started the topic unsure in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Greg, I have been working through the Largo stage and up to the singing C PPC but when doing the harmonic slurs I can feel my larynx moving up? I don’t think that it should feel like this am I correct in that thinking and what should I be feeling.
    cheers
    Phil

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