Guide To the Breathing Gym - Book with DVD

Catalog: FOCUS01

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Warm-ups for wind instrument players usually consist of exercises to prepare the fingers and lips. Warm-ups for singers often develop range and diction. However the source of the sound when playing a wind instrument or singing is often overlooked: breathing.

Breathing correctly when singing or playing a wind instrument uses a great deal more of our lung capacity than we normally use in everyday life. This extreme use of our airflow is a skill that must be practiced. A good sound requires good breathing, and the exercises in The Breathing Gym are designed to give musicians control and efficiency of breath.

These exercises improve musicians' tone, stamina, and all-around performance. These exercises can be used as part of a warm-up routine, as a mid-rehearsal change of pace, or to address specific issues such as dynamics, articulation and phrasing in a certain piece of music. The exercises can also help produce a calm, focused atmosphere before a performance or competition.

Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Will Lung Capacity Change?
  • What is Skeletal Balance?
  • Seated Position for Tension-free Breathing
  • How to Use These Exercises
  • The Exercises:
  • Stretches
  • Workout Therapies for Breathing
  • More Workout Therapies for Breathing
  • Flow Exercises
  • Breathing for the Brain
Publisher: Focus On Music
Composer/Author: Pilafian & Sheridan
Catalog Number: FOCUS01
Pages: 51

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