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      I take care to take a good break as you show in the course, but I have a problem. When I start a long exercise where I don’t have time to breathe in, I progressively add too much air in my lungs and start to choke. If there is a small break, I have to breathe out this surplus before breathe in.

      Do you know why and what should/shouldn’t I do ?

      Thank you in advance.

    • #8706

      Before you asked me how I can add air without having the time to breathe in, I meant where is no break and have to breathe in quickly between two notes.

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      Greg Spence

      Hey Matthieu, thanks for using WindWorks. I had this exact problem when I was younger.

      I suggest you never have this problem when using the voice talking or singing.

      Over time, you will learn to only take the amount of air required to get through the phrases you need to play.

      The BackSwing and Body’s Concert Hall exercises are for creating healthy breathing habits and optimising your capacity. That being said, you don’t need to take a full breath every time you play. As long as you are in the Positive Pressure Zone every time you go to play, then the actual quantity of air is purely dependant on the music itself.

      Breathing fresh air on top of stale air is very uncomfortable and I know the feeling of having to stop, breath out then start again. To solve this, as I said, learn to take the appropriate amount of air in. This comes with experience and knowing how much air you need.

      Use the WindBag and do the exercises to learn how to get a large amount of air into the lungs super fast.

      Good luck mate,

    • #8740

      Indeed this doesn’t happen when singing. I don’t always take a full breath, but I do for long phrase. Maybe I don’t breathe well when I do a quick breathe. I thought with my years of playing I would know now. I’ll try what you suggests to do.
      Thank you !

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