Maynard Ferguson on the upper register

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  1. GB in Japan

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    In this youtube clip at around 7:30 Maynard Ferguson talks about Atma Hathya's breathing techniques for when playing in the upper registers.

    YouTube - Maynard Ferguson Clinic: 05. Upper Register

    Any ideas on what he means? Recommended sights on the internet? Where to get copies of such books?
     
  2. scaramanga

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    Just google maynard/ yoga breathing. Theres lots of info...
     
  3. GB in Japan

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    Thanks I will.
     
  4. stumac

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    "The Science of Breath" by Yoga Ramachakra, I believe a free download is available but I dont have a link.

    Regards, Stuart
     
  5. GB in Japan

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    stumac - it's seventy odd pages long but I'll read through it when I get the time. Cheers mate.

    To save anyone else the trouble, after I've looked through all the material and tried out the stuff, I'll summarize it and let everyone know.

    Then we can all sound like the man himself.:lol:
     
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  7. rowuk

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    Just because we read how Maynard did it, does not mean that we will have any where near the results. Technique is not the key to results or success. The key is the synergy between musicality, drive, body and mind.

    Yoga helps us with discipline and in the search for that synergy. It is not a roadmap.

    The path to within is a very individual one. Judging from the nature of many of the postings at TM, there is very LITTLE within. The ability to listen is perhaps the most critical.
     
  8. Markie

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    Rowuk sez:
    Just because we read how Maynard did it, does not mean that we will have any where near the results.
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    really?
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    rowuk sez:
    Judging from the nature of many of the postings at TM, there is very LITTLE within.
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    Is someone's Karma cup is half empty? There's only one thing that can fix this condition. Corsendonk and lots of it.
     
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  9. GB in Japan

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    Aye, as if it's possilbe to sound like the man himself:lol:
     
  10. Keith Fiala

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    Something to keep in mind... Boss preached air because it's commonly the one aspect of playing that gets overlooked and underworked. When I first got onto the band, I had 1000's of questions... he gave me a copy of the Science of breath. Did it help? Yes, and no. It didn't give me any magical answers as to how to improve my playing... it DID help me understand deep relaxed breathing.

    Boss had COMPLETE control over his aperture and his air as a combination - a delicate balance to say the least. If you blow too much air, your lips will most likely blow open or stop vibrating... if you pinch your lips together, you can't get the necessary amount of air through... delicate balance.

    Sincerely,

    Keith Fiala
    Offering coaching Courses Chops Rehab & Beginning Jazz Improv
     

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