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 Re: Teachers: Why is crossing the break hard?
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2017-12-04 18:59

In my experience with kids, it's been hand/finger positioning changing which causes leaks under fingers (typically the ring fingers as they reach for the B/C levers with their pinkies and are also concentrating on hitting the register key).

As for the second break (into altissimo), I like to tell kids when they squeak something along the lines of "Hey! Good job getting that upper altissimo note, but we're not there yet in our lessons." or if they apologize for squeaking I say, "It's not a squeak. It's the wrong partial. And later on we'll WANT those squeaks cause they're all actual altissimo notes." Helps keep the edge off and the environment light IMO in lessons. Or I'll squeak along with them and show them that everyone squeaks, but later on we're gonna work on controlling when and where we squeak or hit the partial we want.

Alexi

Small Group Leader
US Army School of Music NCO Academy


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