Controlled Air Release Exercises For Wind Players

Updated: Feb 7, 2019

In teaching proper tone production on wind instruments, we always check on basic items: Proper mouthpiece, good reeds, proper formation of the embouchure, and of course, proper breath support. We teach students that breathing the proper is the way to produce good tone. However, are we teaching students the proper way to practice breathing? Directors often use the terms “Pushing the air”, “Support the note from beginning to end” or the phrase often heard during my private lessons in college, “Tank up with air”. Read more here:

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