P2 - B2

Breathing and air flow

  • Breathe in freely whilst maintaining a relaxed posture and produce a controlled column of air, gradually increasing capacity, duration and control

Ask learners to hum/sing phrases before playing them.

Provide short, simple pieces for learners to play, ensuring that they breathe in appropriate places to match the musical phrases.

Introduce long-note competitions to improve learners’ control and stamina.

Continue to encourage learners to think about:

  • blowing through the instrument, not into it
  • blowing towards a distant point

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