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Old 05-24-2016, 09:50 AM   #7
Kevin
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Default Re: Embouchure stamina

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Originally Posted by Potsdam View Post
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As for your student's bagpipe stamina...watch their breathing cycle as they play. I find that students who are feshly transitioning from practice chanter don't use the bag to full capacity. They'll exhale far too long and use their breath pressure (read: not arm) to drive the bag...both of which will fatigue any embouchure.
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I would bet $$ that the issue described above is the main problem. Also check to see if your student is relaxing his lips between breaths. Other than that, as others have suggested, time and work on technique should speed up the progress.

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Kevin
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