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Explanation of circular breathing exercises 1

The circular breathing is good thecnique for your body and concept.

This technique considering you to be used only with modern music is used in the concerto which Carlo Buzzoti which was an oboe player and a composer composed in 1700's already.
In addition, in a concerto of Vivaldi, the part where a performance is difficult exists without a circular breathing.

When I think that the glass arts and crafts developed for a long time in Italy, A trial to apply the technique in an oboe performance may not be a thing done in late years.

All think that this technique is very difficult. It is not surely a general custom to inhale air through a nose while beginning to push only air in the oral cavity outward.

When I learned it, I felt sense of incongruity very much.
Now, It is normal technique for me. If it has learned it, it will not be very difficult technique.

For oboe performance, I know an etude collection written about it.
A title of the etude collection is "PRO MUSICA NOVA - Studies for playing avant-garde-music." It was done editing of by Heinz Holliger, and it was published by Breitkopf.
Though, it describes only extract. About an approach of a concrete exercise, it is not written.

For example,
In a field of a performance of flute,
There are "Circular Breathing for the Flutist ( Multiple Breath Music Company, 10 Leonard St. New York, 10013 ISBN 0-939407-01-9)" written by R.Dick and "For the contemporary Flutist" written by W. Offermans.
I applied it to an oboe after having mastered a circular breathing with a flute.
When I compare a circular breathing for an oboe with it of a flute, I think that it is much easier.
You need two years in the acquisition in case of flute, but may not need it in case of oboe for half a year either.

OK, let's begin a lesson, and the world of more happy music waits for you !

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Step 1 : Select a tone

Stable tone is good to train your cheeks.

You prepare an instrument, and let's play as always.
Can it play as always? Please play high E for a long time.
If you do not feel unreasonableness in a long tone of this sound, let's go to next.
If you felt unreasonableness, select the sound that one or 2 are low.

Step 2:Training with your muscles of cheeks

Stimulate muscles of cheeks

Save air in cheeks gradually while doing a long tone once again.
Your embouchure becomes unstable.
Do not bulge your cheeks suddenly, repeat the long tone two or three times.

Step 3:Advice for circular breathing for oboe & oboist

Enough rest is necessary

Though, because it is usage of a muscle to use for the first time, It may not be good at you.

If your cheeks are tired, you should finish a exercises of circular breathing.
Please do it tomorrow.
Lesson 1 for 10 minutes is enough quantity.

Continue it till you get possible to fill cheeks with air.
Though, because it is usage of a muscle to use for the first time, It may not be good at you.

If your cheeks were tired, a lesson of today's circular breathing is an end.
Please do it tomorrow.
This exercise for 10 minutes is enough quantity.

Continue it till you get possible to fill cheeks with air.

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