Posts tagged “breathing”

February 7, 2018

Stale air

The “stale air” phenomenon afflicts oboists (sometimes clarinetists and others). It can be hard to relate to if you haven’t experienced it. Here’s how it happens. (The “math” and “science” here are very simplified for clarity.) The oboist breathes in a lungful of air. The air is about 20% oxygen and 80% other gases. The ...

April 9, 2016

Practicing and breathing

Sometimes we forget to practice breathing. Don't let your performances be derailed by panicky breathing--practice the breaths just like you practice the notes.
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