To inflate the body resonator and to start and maintain the tone vibration by blowing.
2. In rest position the diaphragm is in a dome shape. In good breathing action the diaphragm flattens (like a drum skin). It pushes the intestines downwards and creates a vacuum above it into which the lungs expand (through the inflow of air).
2. the upper teeth remain on the mouth piece throughout the breathing ( and playing) action.
3. by expanding the lower rib cage and stomach muscles.
2. Always take as deep a breath as time allows, even for a few notes (this keeps the body resonator expanded as much as possible.
3. Breath at the end of each musical phrase. This actually enhances the musical flow.
2. A minim that starts on beat 3, finishes at the start of beat 1 of the next bar.
3. A dotted minim (dotted half note) that starts on beat 1, finishes at the start of beat 4.
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