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Circular Breathing is a technique employed in wind performance when a breath is necessary, but breaking the continuity of the musical phrase is not warranted or desired. It allows the performer to take the needed breath without stopping the sound, and thus continuing the phrase far beyond normal breathing limits.
Table of Contents:
IntroductionBreathing (Prelude)Part 1 - The "High" BreathPart 2 - The "Middle" BreathPart 3 - The "Low" BreathPart 4 - The "Total" Breath
Circular Breathing (Prelude)Part 1 - Beginning Techniques (without an instrument)Part 2 - Intermediate Techniques (the addition of the instrument)Part 3 - Advanced Techniques
Puffed CheeksHyperventilationEmbouchure RejuvenationCircular Breathing and VibratoCircular Breathing and TonguingCircular Breathing in Extreme Registers