Breath Capacity

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    Jason Cone
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    I’m trying to develop my breathing, and specifically my breath capacity. (I play piano and guitar, but I’m a beginner on recorder.)

    I’ve been doing whole note scales (4/4 time, 80 bpm), but I usually run out of breath after about 6 bars. I’m wondering what a reasonable target should be. That is, about how many bars should a competent player be able to sustain when playing whole notes in common time at 80 bpm?

    #842

    Jason Cone
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    Well, just a day after posting that I found that I was able to play the whole note scale for 8 bars. I think I was using my diaphragm more.

    #852

    Aulos303
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    Try to breath from your stomach rather than your chest.

    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing.

    #855

    Jason Cone
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    Yeah, I’ve watched some youtube videos on breathing and breath support, and that’s what has been lacking, for me. I’m working on it. “Breathe from your stomach” is a nice, concise way of putting it. Thanks!

    #860

    Aulos303
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    Its how children breathe naturally. We tend to lose it as we become adults.

    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing.

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