Breathe Well, Play Well

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*Note. These sessions cannot be bought separately*

Breathe Well, Play Well. Mapping Breathing for String Players.

Learning to breathe according to our true anatomical structure can teach us about a skeletal and muscular balance throughout the whole body and free our arms, head, spine and legs for our music-making. Breathing mythologies that exist in our western culture have led many of us to breathe using unnecessary muscular work which impedes movement in musical practice and performance. Learning to breathe well also informs our artistic intentions and allows us to produce the phrase that we hear clearly in our heads but is not emerging clearly from our instruments. Join us for an in depth and interactive look at how our bodies are designed to breathe and how we can use that breath to free our sound and our musical intention!


November 8th - Day 1

Introduction

Training Movement, Senses, Awareness

Introduce Breathing Pioneers:

F.M. Alexander

Carl Stough

Jessica Wolf

McClosky

Conable

Playing scales - changing breath before before bow changes

Feedback

November 9th - Day 2

Why is breathing important for string players?

Physical Freedom- myths cause unnecessary, limiting tension in torso/arms/hands

Musical Intention- singing in head

Common Mythologies:

Sniff Cue

Take a Deep Breath

Playing - matching bow speed to rib movement speed

Feedback


November 10th - Day 3

Common Mythologies Continued:

Get your Shoulders Down

Belly/Diaphragm Breathing

Playing - matching vibrato speed to rib movement speed

Feedback

November 11th - Day 4

Master Class with 2-3 participants




Details

This event has multiple classes. Missed a class? You can still purchase a ticket to access the recording. The series discount price remains valid.


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All sessions: €80.00
Tue 8.12.20
15:30–16:30 UTC
Breathe Well, Play Well - Class 1
Wed 9.12.20
15:30–16:30 UTC
Breathe Well, Play Well - Class 2
Thu 10.12.20
15:30–16:30 UTC
Breathe Well, Play Well - Class 3
Fri 11.12.20
15:30–16:30 UTC
Breathe Well, Play Well - Class 4

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