Training Program 

Week 4

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

Warm-up Step 2 - “Core Breath & Release”


Warm-up Step 3 - “Core Breath & Exhalation”

Exercise 2 - The “Slow Lift” Exercise

Exercise 5 - The "Stabilizer” Exercise

Exercise 10 - The “Super Soft” Exercise

 

Exercise 11 - The ”Subito” Exercise

 

Exercise 12 - The ”Ball Blaster” Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.


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 5 - The “Stabilizer” Exercise

This exercise challenges you to improve by working on more advanced levels of breath support and breath control.



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 quietist 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.

 

 

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 a very practical application to your music, in particular, when playing or singing accented notes or when you desire to bring notes out of the texture.

 

 

 

 

 

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