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Circular Breathing in Music

Circular Breathing in Music

Sooo… you wanna play those really, really long notes that go on forever, along with the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Courtney Pine, Sonny Rollins, Kenny G, Colin Stetson, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and going as far back as Harry Carney, Duke Ellington’s baritone specialist, or... ? You need to learn circular breathing in music - and I’m going to explain how.

Breathing for Musicians

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  • By Megan Kenny
  • Posted in Breathing

There is much written about breathing for wind instrumentalists and it can be quite overwhelming and complicated taking in all the information available. My intention is to simplify things and give some suggestions and exercises to work with.