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Getting Good Air

Carolyn Ireland • Playing Tips • October 1, 2020

Characteristic tone and tuning start with air. Unrestricted air requires use of the diaphragm, posture that allows for expansion in the abdomen, a relaxed and open throat, and no tension in the shoulders or neck. Good air should move a piece of paper held in front of the face from vertical to horizontal.

Carolyn Ireland

Dr. John Folks Middle School

San Antonio, Texas

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