*Note. These sessions cannot be bought separately*
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
Training Movement, Senses, Awareness
Introduce Breathing Pioneers:
Playing scales - changing breath before before bow changes
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
Take a Deep Breath
Playing - matching bow speed to rib movement speed
November 10th - Day 3
Common Mythologies Continued:
Get your Shoulders Down
Playing - matching vibrato speed to rib movement speed
November 11th - Day 4
Master Class with 2-3 participants
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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