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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000516.txt from 2003/10

From: "Fernando Silveira" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Klose breathing question
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 19:28:09 -0400

Hi Mary,
I think that the breath marks are sugestions, mainly, for beginers.
The important thing, in my oppinion, is to write down you own breath marks
and respect that, and nothing breathing after every scale or without any

Good lucky!

Fernando Silveira
Rio de Janeiro University
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Keffer" <>
Subject: [kl] Klose breathing question

> When playing the Klose scale study, do I really need to breath at every
> breath mark? This is the study on pg. 1 of my Klose "Scales and Exercises"
> and is labeled Major and Minor Scales. It goes through the circle of
> with the major scale and the relative minor. There is a breath mark every
> two measures. I'm having a hard time with this. It sounds like a trivial
> thing, but I really want to know. Should I be trying to get a breath at
> every breath mark? Should I have used all my air in those two measures?
> While I was learning this exercise it wasn't an issue. I'd take a breath
> when I messed up and start again, but now that I can go through it pretty
> much all the way without messing up I can't breath right, and in the right
> rhythm. The more I practice, the more I realize that breathing is one of
> weaknesses and could use some guidance.
> Hi to Bob L. I know you can help me with this.
> Thanks,
> Mary
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