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 Re: Teachers: Why is crossing the break hard?
Author: LC007 
Date:   2017-12-04 20:15

Great topic. As a beginner myself who is struggling with this maneuver I can bring a beginner's perspective. I have been playing for 3.5 months, almost every day and a good 60-90 minutes per day, and I am getting better. Sometimes crossing the break is very difficult (i.e. squeaks, or no sound at all). And other times it seems so easy. The most difficult notes for me are from a basically open instrument (G or A , Bb is the worst) to B. No or few fingers, to all fingers. The pinkies on both hands are usually slower than the rest of the fingers and the stretch causes leaks at L3 and R3.

The times when it's easy is usually when I'm hardly trying at all. It just sort of happens naturally. So I am trying to teach myself to relax. When the break is hard and doesn't come, I tense up. This causes a too firm embouchure and pressing too hard with the fingers and that just exacerbates everything.



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