Quote Originally Posted by Keith Fiala View Post
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.


Keith Fiala
Offering coaching Courses Chops Rehab & Beginning Jazz Improv
Great post - I think I'm gonna print that out...