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Breathing with Arnold Jacobs

Posted on: February 23, 2009

I just finished Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind, which discusses Arnold Jacob’s renowned philosophy on breathing (stay tuned for more posts on that). I thought I’d see if there were any videos out there of Arnold Jacobs teaching. A search on YouTube turned up this video, which is not the most well done, but it does introduce a few basic concepts of breathing. The concept that stood out to me the most was Jacob’s mention of the “old school” method, which asks the player to tighten many abdominal muscles and exert far more pressure than is required to play wind instruments.

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