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 Re: Blowing terminology
Author: Tony Pay 2017
Date:   2008-09-27 22:14

John wrote:

>> I'm just working on a very basic point. How do you activate inhalation? The question (which can be construed as semantic) is "how you" activate it and not "how it is activated". I certainly am not trying to diminish the importance of the diaphragm but only trying to understand its relevance in inhalation and clarinet pedagogy. >>

Diaphragmatic inhalation is what we do when we keep our chests stationary and nevertheless breathe in.

Eyeballing to the left is what we do when we keep our heads still and nevertheless look to the left.

The only difference is that we can (perhaps) feel the muscles that swivel our eyes. (Actually, I can't, unless I swivel my eyes a lot, right, left, right, left...and then the muscles feel tired.) You can't feel the diaphragm.

The further question, "HOW do you activate the diaphragm?", like the question, "HOW do you tell your eye muscles to swivel your eye to the left?" is a very deep one, the explanation of which is currently engaging cognitive scientists, brain theorists, neuroanatomists, physiologists and so on. Of course, you know that.

But aside from that, I'm afraid the only simple answer is: what I do when I decide to breathe in without raising my chest is....breathe in without raising my chest; just as what I do when I decide to look left without moving my head is.....look left without moving my head.

With regard to your previous posts, as Mark has pointed out, the motion of the chest in common-or-garden inhalation is a less important aspect of breathing than is the action of the diaphragm.

And, I haven't had time to read the reference yet, but from a quick look at your quotes from it, it seems to me to be in error in its analysis of what is important in singing, even if it is accurate in other respects.

Tony

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