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Sonny Roillins - circular breathing - and playing with Leonard Cohen....just superb

kernewegor

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Re: Sonny Roillins - circular breathing - and playing with Leonard Cohen....just supe

am i missing something? he seems to take breath at quite regular intervals?

Near the end, at about 6 minutes - didn't check the time exactly too busy watching and listening. Definitely circular breathing in this part. Amazing stuff - I listen to Rollins often.

Actually he does roil about rather a lot - Freudian typo?

Must start to practice it or I'll never be any good on the didgeridoo...
 
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Re: Sonny Roillins - circular breathing - and playing with Leonard Cohen....just supe

It's not hard. Practice in the bathroom while cleaning your teeth. Spit water out of your mouth while breathing in through your nose.
 

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Re: Sonny Roillins - circular breathing - and playing with Leonard Cohen....just supe

It's not hard. Practice in the bathroom while cleaning your teeth. Spit water out of your mouth while breathing in through your nose.

Tried it! That's easy, as you say... thanks, Colin. One method I saw online suggested is breathing out through a straw into a glass of water keeping a steady stream of bubbles going while breathing in. Your idea is easier... I'll practice that for a while, then the straw, then tin whistle... and so on...

Didgeridoo players really have to do it - there are some amazing examples on youtube. One girl - busking in Paris I think - is incredible... but there are stacks of them on there. Here she is (Adele):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjHgqF8yWcY&feature=related

I guess that being able to do it helps breath control generally...
 

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I am glad that members have thanked me for posting but it was another member who informed me. Can't remember who but I cannot take credit. It is a great track and I watch it regularly.
 

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I learnt circular breathing at school when using a Bunsen burner to increase the temperature of the flame and keep it steady.
So that was A level chemistry.
 
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when i first learnt to play didge,i was told this and it worked the first day...
when the mouth is full of air,with puffed cheeks,squeeze the air out of your mouth with your tongue,whilst breathing in through the nose......
once i got it together on didge,i transferred it to soprano and tenor....

good luck...
philip from down-under...
 

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