Working through the exercises I came to equate kicking with engagement of the diaphragm other than what is required to sound low C at double Forte. 🙄😒😕
As a result I was a bit flummoxed by the lesson note when I tackled this exercise . ( 🤔For whatever thinking out loud might be worth.)
D (concert C)- tongued octaves
” keep air supported the whole time # slingshot. Release and change shape without kicking the high note “.
On the sound track The low note and high note are played at the same volume.
In order to accomplish that you have to force more air through a smaller apeture and in order to do that you have to engage the diaphragm in order to increase the air pressure required to sound the higher note at the same Volume as the lower note.
“Air Support ”
Other wise the low note sounds at Forte and the high note sounds at pianissimo.
So kicking isn’t engaging the diaphragm unless your doing a completely passive shape change .
When you are doing air supported drills ,in order to maintain or increase volume , ” kicking ” is engaging the system in a negative way in relation to the exercise.
clinching,overblowing,sudden forced contractions,clenching, grimacing, overblowing etc.