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    • #11409
      eric
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      Let me start by saying that this information may come later, and if so, please point me in the right direction.

      So far through all stages of the course I have viewed, all exercises begin on low C. When away from the course material and actually playing music, starting on higher notes becomes difficult. I find that setting the corners for a note above low C leads to tension. Starting on low C, moving up to the music start note, remembering the shape, and then trying the higher note alone has not helped.

      Any advice on setting the shape for higher notes?

    • #11410
      eric
      Participant

      To clarify, I can play up to these notes by slurring from low C without the tension, I just have so much tension starting there. I know this is a point of difference, but I’m not sure how to approach it. Notes such as middle staff C and D.

    • #11433
      bennie1
      Participant

      Hi Eric,

      As far as I understood, playing music away from the course material should be goal orientated. So, play as always but keep in mind/try to relax a little bit more (1%) as learned in the process oriented excersises.

      Hope I understood this.
      Maybe Greg can confirm this.

    • #11492
      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      Hi there Eric, there are a whole heap of exercises as you progress through the course that focus on starting on higher notes. You will find them as you progress through. The idea is to take the feeling of freedom developed in the lower register up into the higher registers. Cheers, Greg (Have you joined our private WindWorks Members Facebook LIVE Group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/273514453241915/ Q+A session in an hour.)

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