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 Re: Fast air and volume
Author: Arnoldstang 
Date:   2019-05-11 20:31

Hi Maruja, Your last question is to the point. “Does blowing fast air always equate to high volume?” I interpret volume to mean loud. When you play very softly you have a choice to employ fast air or not. Beginning clarinetists for the most part use slow, unsupported air. Without getting into physiology, if you engage your core muscles/abs it creates a resistance for air flow. One tries to play mf but it comes out pp. This gives the illusion that there is fast air occurring but it really is just the air speed required for pp. The extra resistance provides more control for the performer.
In my experience pushing the abs outward with lots of force creates the most resistance and as such might be used for ppp.
Three things. 1. Fast air isn’t faster than slow air. (Just a different resistance)
2. Playing softly is work for the abs.
3. It would follow that supporting is counterproductive to very loud playing. This might be the case so don’t work too hard and get in your own way .

Freelance woodwind performer

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