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not enough air

This message was contributed by Steven S. on 22/1/06.
It was in reply to this message: not enough air
posted by joanna on 14/12/04.

Hello Joanna,

For some of the more shy people who have to do a solo, they might become nervous when it's coming up. You may be taking a very small breath without realizing it. Try to train yourself by monitoring how much air you take in.

Also, for practice, inhale until you can't anymore, and then play a single note for as long as you possible can, (or play different notes and rythems)start out quiet and then build to a loud volume, and then quiet again. This builds your diaphram (Muscle located under the lungs,) so that you play longer and at the same time, enables you to play at louder volumes. Doing this will allow you to be able to go longer without having to stop and breathe. This can get annoying to some people so try and practice when no one is around. :)

Hope this helps, Steven

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