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  1. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Any advice on breaking the habit of arching the tongue too much? Long tones, slurs, flow studies, etc...?
    Thanks
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Forget about the your tongue and just try to get the sound in your head out the bell. Your body will do the rest automatically, and you can be a passive observer.
     
  3. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Sorry a little naive.. What do you mean by passive observer?
     
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  4. tjcombo

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    First that caveat - I'm not a doctor nor do I have any medical background, but I did experience this problem in my trumpet daze Mk I when I was 12-14 years old. I since learned how to breath properly and play with a whole heap less stress and pressure and have never had the problem again.

    I did some research with Dr Google and the symptoms match with something called Stress Velpopharyngeal incompetence. There is some info on this link ClarinetFest® Archives - International Clarinet Association.

    Apologies to all for quoting a woodwind source :-)
     
  5. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Stress Velpopsdondwnal what? Haha I am 14 years old so it may apply to me. I'll look it up. How did you get it to stop?
     
  6. tjcombo

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    As per my PM it was all in the breathing and relaxation. A new bandmaster/teacher taught me a whole lot about breathing and breath support.
    (Harold Broadbent - long gone, but still one of the finest trombone players, musicians I've met and the teacher to whom I owe the most).

    tj
     
  7. gmonady

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    I believe he means when all this clicks for you, you can just sit back and enjoy playing without ever having to concentrate on it again. It becomes a "natural" process.
     
  8. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Thank you :)
     
  9. gmonady

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    You are welcome.
     

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