In this video you will learn some of the best breathing exercises for wind instrument players. The biggest key is I have found is engaging the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm. Some call this diaphragmatic breathing, and others refer to it as the “forced exhale” due to the pushing sensation with the abdominal muscles. By doing this, you will have more strength behind your breath, which leads to a better tone and overall improved wind instrument playing. This video comes from the Didge For Sleep DVD.
Here’s an illustration of diaphragmatic breathing:
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