Training Program 

All Exercises

While not in training mode with the Air Revelation four-week program, you may refer to this list of all exercises to work on specific issues with your breath and tone.  These exercises have been separated under headings that group them under their practical application music. Watch the instructional lessons by video to practice with the proper techniques.



 

 

Breathing (Inhaling)


Warm-up Step 1 - “Introduction to Deep Core Breathing”

In this exercise you will be learning how to feel air inhaling to your core.

 

Warm-up Step 2 - “Core Breath & Release”
In this exercise you will work on inhaling to your core and exhaling from your core with the “h” sound, free from tension. This is the method by which you will control your breath support with your instrument.



Warm-up Step 3 - “Core Breath & Exhalation”
In this exercise you will become more in tune with your body, and understand how to inhale to and exhale from your core.


Quick Catch Breath Exercise
This exercise will develop your ability to inhale quick breaths to your full capacity while tension-free.


 


Basic Breath Support​


Exercise 1 - The “Basic Spirometer” Exercise
In this exercise you learn to exhale with consistent air and breath support similarly at all resistance levels. You will also be learning to conceptualize breath support through the synthesis of feeling, listening, and watching. This exercise also makes you think about how to relate resistance levels on the spirometer to dynamic levels on your instrument.

 

 

Exercise 5 - The “Stabilizer” Exercise 
This exercise challenges you to improve by working on more advanced levels of breath support and breath control. 

 

Shaping Musical Phrases


Exercise 2 - The “Slow Lift” Exercise
This exercise promotes and strengthens your ability to begin phrases in your music with controlled and soft entrances, as well as using subtle crescendi. Here, you are training to gain control of the start of breath support.


Exercise 3 - The “Slow Descent” Exercise
In this exercise you develop the skill of controlling air so that you can more easily make decrescendos in your phrases and so that you can taper the ends of your notes. 


Exercise 4 - The “Lift & Descent Control” Exercise
In this exercise you begin to gain even greater control of your breath support and develop the flexibility needed to shape musical lines more easily make quick shifts of character in your music.

 

 

Exercise 6 - The ”Yo-Yo” Exercise
This exercise challenges you to improve by working on more advanced levels of breath support and breath control.

 

 

Exercise 9 - The "Pulsating” Exercise

In this exercise you are training to gain even greater control of your breath support in a manner that can be applied to accenting in music and shaping important moments in your musical lines.

 

 

Exercise 12 - The ”Ball Blaster” Exercise

In this exercise you will work on combating tension when moving large amounts of air very quickly. This exercise has very practice application to your music, in particular, when playing or singin accented notes or when you desire to bring notes out of the texture.

 

Dynamic Levels using Breath Support



Exercise 7 - The “Crescendo” Exercise
This exercise will train you to be able to control your breath support in order to make gradual crescendi, allowing you to bring out the sense of anticipation and intensity that is asked for within your musical lines and phrases.  


Exercise 8 - The “Decrescendo” Exercise
This exercise will train you to be able to control your breath support in order to confidently make gradual decrescendi, at any pace.


Exercise 10 - The “Super Soft” Exercise

In this exercise you are developing your ability to consistently sing or play with breath support at the softest and quietest dynamic levels. 

 


Exercise 11 - The ”Subito” Exercise

In this exercise you will develop the skill of changing dynamic levels instantly from forte dynamic levels to piano dynamic levels, and vice versa. This ability is crucial to conveying character in music as well as your own musical ideas.

Accenting

 

 

Exercise 9 - The "Pulsating” Exercise

In this exercise you are training to gain even greater control of your breath support in a manner that can be applied to accenting in music and shaping important moments in your musical lines.

 

 

Exercise 12 - The ”Ball Blaster” Exercise

In this exercise you will work on combating tension when moving large amounts of air very quickly. This exercise has very practice application to your music, in particular, when playing or singing accented notes or when you desire to bring notes out of the texture.

 

 

Exercise 13 - The “Hyper Ball Blaster” Exercise

This advanced-level exercise requires you to exhale very quick and measured bursts of air, making the most challenging requirements of breath support in your music easier to execute.

 

Advanced Level Control

 

 

Exercise 14 - The ”Stabilizer Up” Exercise

This exercise builds upon the skills you developed in exercises No. 5 & No. 6. With practice, your ability to execute this exercise will translate into even greater control of breath support, giving you the flexibility needed to more easily make quick shifts of character and dynamics in your music.


 

Exercise 15 - The ”Down to Stabilizer” Exercise

In many ways the opposite of Exercise 14, with practice, your ability to execute this exercise will translate into even greater control of breath support, giving you the flexibility needed to more easily make quick shifts of character and dynamics in your music.

 

 

 

 

 

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