Friday, July 24, 2009


This just hit me (ironically, in the men's room) about why "breath support" as a bedrock concept for vocal technique makes no sense: the analogy to wind and brass players totally breaks down.

To be sure, wind and brass players need to work on lung capacity and ease and smoothness of breath, but never ever would such study be more important or, indeed, stand-in for figuring out what exactly the hell is going on with their embouchure.

The embouchure is the key. The breathing is so much easier to figure out and probably doesn't need the insane "and now do this" stuff that is endlessly repeated.

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