Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by dogster » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:09 pm

Well I can play passages that way too by doing a technique called Circular Breathing . Look it up its not easy took me 2 years to perfect

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by flutego12 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 pm

dogster wrote:Well I can play passages that way too by doing a technique called Circular Breathing . Look it up its not easy took me 2 years to perfect

Doug
that is such a contra physiological phenomenon - that human beings are actually able to achieve it is a marvel :shock :D
But such a worthwhile technique that allows one to play just about anything. Galway has a YouTube segment on it as well
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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by flutego12 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:31 am

Mocdnaletulf wrote:
dogster wrote:Well I can play passages that way too by doing a technique called Circular Breathing . Look it up its not easy took me 2 years to perfect

Doug
Are you the flutist that I'm asking about?
unfortunately no. I too must learn it.
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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by mirwa » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:42 am

To learn circular breathing, start with a mouthful of water, and slowly squirt the water in a smooth fine stream, breathe in and out through your nose and continue the water stream, once you have this down pat, you learn to balance squeezing air out from your mouth reservoir and refill your lungs through your nose.

It sounds simple but takes a while to achieve

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by ghostNote » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:02 am

Should this be done while only using the headjoint lest the corks, pads, skins, etc become waterlogged?

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by mirwa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:36 am

Umm, without the flute.

Its learning to train your mouth and air passages to work around each other.

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by ghostNote » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:40 am

Yeah, was just making some of my patent doofus humor there, sorry!

But hey, that "steady-stream" approach might work better for trumpet players, I'm thinking. Although, I managed to get some staccato notes out puffing like a goldfish all the while managing a steady inhalation just now here a moment ago; seems slur work will have to be done using Ye Olde Huff & Puff Blow Thy House Down!

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Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

Post by evrmre » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:35 pm

mirwa wrote:It sounds simple but takes a while to achieve
Sounds like a long exercise... and I suffer from sinus issues as well :( Still, I reckon it looks worthwhile enough to spend some time on...

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