The Sound of Silence

Mike Lawson • Playing Tips • March 9, 2015

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I’m very insistent on the sound vs. silence duality. We will often practice by starting a note together with a solid sound and releasing the note together as a group. Depending on the group, it sometimes takes only two or three tries, sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes of work, but we get there.

Ryan Laney

Broomfield High School

Broomfield, CO

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