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 Seniors Only: Have you lost lung power?
Author: Hank Lehrer 
Date:   2005-08-07 17:29

Hi BB Seniors (I know there are a lot of us out there),

I have noticed over the past several years that I have lost the ability to sustain long breaths/phrases. Although I have not smoked in over 25 years, have I lost lung capacity? Have others noticed the same thing as they grow older?

During some solo work this AM in church with accompaniment, I noticed that my comfortable phrase length decreases more while standing. However, when I am seated, there is not as much of a problem and I can play much longer phrases. OK, I'm not the lean and mean guy I once was but should I plan on doing more seating while soloing (seems pretty much NOT the thing that is acceptable). On playing gigs, I always stand and just sit on my drummer's/saxophonist's throne when the keyboard guy plays his choruses.

HRL

PS I'm 67 and in pretty good shape. I can still hit the golf ball a long way and still give my sons much needed regular thrashings on the course.



Post Edited (2005-08-07 20:02)

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