Introduction Part 3. Breath Control -

Saxophone Lesson: Introduction Part 3. Breath Control

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Learning how to control your breath is crucial to good saxophone playing. Here we'll take you through some of the basic dos and donts.

Breathing in

When you breath in, the air should fill the lower reaches of the lungs first. You should be able to feel your abdomin swelling up as you breath in. Most importantly - do not let your shoulders rise as you breath.

Breathing out

The main thing to learn about breathing out is being able to control the speed at which the air is exhaled.

To play a long note at a consistent volume, you need to exhale at a consistent level. All loudness and softness on the saxophone is controlled by the speed of the air.

Exercise playing long notes

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