Circular Breathing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by djserrant, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. djserrant

    djserrant New Friend

    Dec 13, 2008
    How does this work?
  2. heartratestudios

    heartratestudios New Friend

    Dec 27, 2008
    Circular breathing is storing air in your cheeks that you can use later to help you play longer without breathing. If you practice you can do this just by breathing through your nose while you play.
  3. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

    Nov 28, 2008
    "This is accomplished by breathing in through the nose
    while simultaneously blowing out through the mouth
    using air stored in the cheeks."
    (quote from Wikipedia)
    When you blow air out from your mouth, think like this. Puff out your cheeks with air. Then squeeze them on either side with both hands. Air comes out, but you have not blown air up from your throat. When they say blow air out from your mouth, they really mean that you are almost squeezing the air from your cheeks with the muscles that contract your cheeks. You are almost putting your exhaling on "autopilot." Also think of spitting out water while breathing in. Try it! Only, this is what you have to do with the air. Hope this helps, HSO
  4. patdublc

    patdublc Pianissimo User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Salisbury, MD
    Do a few searches in the Forum. You will will find several threads that discuss circular breathing in great detail.
  5. chenzo

    chenzo Piano User

    Jul 18, 2008
    you may wish to buy a didgeridoo and practice on one of these,
    the aboriginals play them and have been circular breathing for centuries.
    Aboriginals are the native race of Australia and you the didgeridoos for ceremonies etc.
    you may wish to google it to find out more.
  6. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

    Nov 22, 2008
    Medina, NY
    Didgeridoos are hard to do than a trumpet, though.
    The mouthpiece (at least on the one I made) has the diameter of a trombone or tuba, without the advantage of a cup to give it resistance. It's like playing a pvc pipe.

    I think circular breathing on the trumpet is much easier, as it'll take less air.

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