Posted by air stream on 10/10/2017, 1:40 pm, in reply to "Piano"
When we play softer, I explain to the kids that the air stream is narrower than when we play louder. So, on a reed instrument, the air is centered down the reed and it a narrow strip of the reed, but is still fast. When we play loud, we use all of the reed and the same fast air. With brass players, we use more lip instead of reed, so the air stream is a small, fast strip of air the can feel focused across the lip. When we play louder, we use a wider air stream across the lip. |
: What are some ways you explain air when
: playing softly? I have a few students that
: didn't get a good foundation and their tone
: suffers when playing soft because soft
: equals less air in their thinking. Just
: looking for some more analogies.