"Faster Air," to me, means more air. Consequently, as I play a long phrase that takes me to the top of the staff I run out of air; goodby fat sound. None of my breaths during a long study are as full as the first breath. Is it possible for a 64 year old to avoid "blue face"? Although, I must say it is a bit of a rush surviving third octive notes on the brink of passing out; sort of an Everest trip! No warnings please, as another TM member said, "Music is my mistress." You older guys know of the value in that. Help! I'm turning blue again. ROWAK quote "When you're feeling blue, breath."