Category | Breathing
Posture and breathing
Mike White is one of the foremost experts on breathing today. His website http://www.breathing.com contains a lot of information and articles about breathing. Much of this information can be applied to the field of brass [...]

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The diaphragm and some common misconceptions
By Dave Vinning This is an excellent video that clearly shows the following: 1. The diaphragm is connected to the lowest rib coming off the sternum (there are 2 floating ribs below this point). 2. [...]

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Breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver Part 2
Yesterday’s article about breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver by Brad Howland was written in 1999. Here is his update from 2008: The Valsalva Maneuver is an automated response by the body to certain stimuli. The [...]

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Breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver Part 1
By Brad Howland It is possible to play trombone well without any knowledge of the breathing process. Efficient, relaxed breathing is best done without thinking about it too much, and the best teachers are those [...]

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