Need help about blowing

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Need help about blowing

Post by Friendlys » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:22 am

Hi i'm a beginner here.
I have a problem with my blowing(or may be breathing). the problem is i can't hold a note longer than 4 seconds
I don't know why though. Is it about my embrouchure, breathing or what?
Is it a common problem or mine is wierd??
Can anyone suggest the solution about this problem i mean what i cause and how it fix

Please tell me i try to fix it on my own first but it doesn't work
and can you suggest some exercise for the beginner like breathing exercise or how to control the blowing

PS : I'm sorry about my language I'm thai and not good I hope you guys understand Thx^ ^

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Re: Need help about blowing

Post by James_Alto » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:01 am

Hi there,

what stops you from blowing for more than 4 seconds?

Do you feel faint, or is the note stopping when you blow?

If it isn't because your flute is broken or needs adjusting, then t is probably down to correct embouchure and technique.

If you know that your flute is okay and a flutist can play it, then take the flute headjoint off the flute.

Try making a note through the headjoint only for four seconds + and keep practicing till you get a clear sweet note.

When you can do this, try it on your flute body. If you can't do it, then your flute might need repair/adjustment.

Best of luck.

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Re: Need help about blowing

Post by Friendlys » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:25 am

Thank & for the reason i can't hold my blowing more than a 4 seconds because i'm running out of breath
and i think it doesn't have to do anything with my flute cause i have my flautist friend check when i bought it
(unfortunately he go abroad and i can't cantact him)

By the way i'll try practicing more like you told me first
If you have any recommend exercise please feel free to tell me
Thx a lot ^ ^

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Re: Need help about blowing

Post by azgoth » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:28 am

4 seconds is very short, try to make a smaller hole with your lips, to add resistance, to reduce the amount of air you use. A lot of beginners waste air because of an unfocused embouchure

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