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 Circular Breathing on Lux Arumque - How can I learn to do it?
Author: InvalidNumeral 
Date:   2019-03-21 06:04

Skip this first paragraph if you just want to get to the question: So, I'm a clarinetist, 2nd chair in my band (so me and 1st chair always get 1st clarinet), in high school, and my symphonic band has gotten some new pieces last week. One of those pieces is Lux Aurumque, by Eric Whitacre. I've already researched that Bb-D tremolo, and I'll just have to deal with that, but I also noticed the 12 1/2 measure (I think) A at the end. It got me to want to know how to circular breathe, because I think the notes that the rest of the band plays during the sustained A isn't enough to make my breaths go unnoticed. I'll also add that the other 1st clarinet part is in a different class period due to STEM dual enrollment, so we can't really work out an effective way to stagger breathe. The best solution I know of for this would be circular breathing, but I don't really know how to.

I maybe have a few weeks to at least a month until performance, so I'd like to know a way to learn how to circular breathe in a few weeks. It doesn't have to be that good, just enough to sustain the note, because I'm thinking of just doing the "breaths" at a time where the band is playing a chord, so the tone doesn't have to be on point while I'm breathing. I've seen the tricks with a half full cup of water, but I can't really grasp how to do it. Like, I know how it's suppose to be done, but I can't get myself to physically do it. Any tips? My main problem is that I can't get the air from my lungs into my cheeks, and the fact that I have low-capacity cheeks.

Freshman Clarinetist - Yamaha 450N

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