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 Re: Air support exercises
Author: Tony Pay 2017
Date:   2017-06-04 16:54

It's worth reiterating – though I have to say, I'd rather it didn't seem ONLY to be me saying it over and over for the last 20 years or so – that keeping your abdominal muscles more flexed whilst continuing to play at the same dynamic as you do when they are less flexed is EVIDENCE of the use of support rather than a complete description of support.

We support our hand by resting it on the paper when we write, using the reactive support of the resistance of the paper, table and so on to the weight of our hand and arm. Similarly, we support the blowing action of the combination of abdominal and back muscles by the action of the DIAPHRAGM, which is a muscle that pushes DOWNWARDS; ie, AGAINST the blowing action.

The trouble with understanding that is that we can't FEEL our diaphragm being used, because there are no sensory nerves running from it to the brain. We can nevertheless learn to modulate its use effectively with attentive practice.

Hence, the 'magic diminuendo', which counts, I would say, as an excellent 'air support exercise'.


Post Edited (2017-06-04 16:56)

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