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Old 01-15-2019, 10:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: An epiphany/blowing tone

I had one, too, most recently.

I was spending a lot of time focusing on things like blowing steady, bag pressure - the mechanics of blowing tone. That's not a bad thing, and honestly, the best players in the world ARE rock steady on those aspects.

But one day, there was a little click: the bag is just a means. Focusing on it isn't nearly as important as focusing on the tone itself. I began "blowing through the chanter".

And THAT made everything so much easier.

I don't know how to describe it other than that.
J David Hester
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