Saxless Practice #1

Some things to practise when you don’t have your sax (but not like the guy above) …

Relaxed posture: shoulders at rest, back straight, long neck, head up and forward.

Dynamic breathing: shoulders remain at rest and upper chest is static; lungs and lower ribs move smoothly outwards and inwards, forward and side.

Tongue position: breathe in gently through your nose, half filling your lungs, and out through your mouth; with your tongue at rest, exhale slowly and smoothly to create a snake-like hiss (an ‘aah’ sound indicates that your tongue is not at rest and your mouth is open too wide).

 

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