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Information on Circular Breathing

Circular breathing is a rather interesting breathingtechnique and it requires learning the four different steps in order to masterit in a proper manner. This breathingtechnique is a must for all those who want to learn to play any windinstrument. Circular breathing allows the person to maintain a sound forextended portions of time. When the air located in the lungs becomes too low,the air which fills the cheeks steps right in so that it can help themaintenance of a longer note.

Circular Breathing Techniques

Circular breathing is a technique which is centuries old. Ithas been used since the ancient times and it was first utilized by glassblowers.They needed a technique which could allow holding a glass bubble at an evenpressure at all times. The ancient glassblowers needed to inhale the airthrough the nose in a simultaneous manner.

Circular breathing techniqueutilizes the air which fills the cheeks so that it can power the windinstrument. While this occurs, the person needs to inhale the air through thenose so that the lungs can get refilled with new air. When a person mastersthis technique it is possible to maintain a much more constant sound. One caneasily learn the process of circular breathing by following four simple steps.The first step involves partially filling the lungs with air and slowly fillingthe cheeks with the air from the lungs.

When the cheeks widen enough and getfilled with air, a person is still able to breathe normally. Sometimes thisstep requires some practice because there are people who are not able tobreathe normally while their cheeks are filled up with air. The second stepinvolves squeezing the air from the cheeks by using the cheek muscles. It isvery important to note that the lungs need to rest during the entire secondstep of the circular breathing technique.

The second step may also require somepractice in order to master in a proper manner. The third step is the most important and it teaches the person to squeezethe air in the cheeks and sniff small amounts of air through the nose simultaneouslyby deflating through the cheeks and inflating through the lungs. The final stepinvolves empty cheeks and lungs full of air. The fourth step actually teachesthe person how to return to the starting position from the first step. One mustexhale some air from the lungs and puff the cheeks with air.

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