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BB Brass Masterclass: Steven Mead on three spaces, three sayings

Friday 19 March, 2021

In this first of a series of short masterclasses for British Bandsman produced by Professor Steven Mead, he discusses two very important elements of his teaching and playing.

Firstly, three sayings that concern the importance of really good breath: breathe like a giant, relax when you breathe, and it’s only air. These, combined with the awareness of three important spaces – the throat space, the main oral cavity and the space between the teeth – provide a powerful understanding of the movement of air, which needs to be practised just as much as any studies, solos or band repertoire.

 

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