The musician sound

My thoughts about the musician sound elaborate from the following concepts : Sound and Internal Vibration My exploring the alto saxophone, coming from practicing the clarinet, made me realize how paramount the sound foundation is, as resulting from the mastering of my internal vibration : by avoiding any physical stress disturbing the musical gesture (“body tensions shrink your sound“, as… Continue reading The musician sound

the sound column

Sound And Its Column The musician’s inner vibration is the raw material of his very expression, which then comes out through his instrument. Like Standing For The Ovation The inner vibration of the windplayer expands in his air column, then gets amplified by his instrument, through his vocal cords and his embouchure. « You should always internalize yourself, this way, stretching… Continue reading the sound column

the convergence

The Multiple Convergences Of Sound Everything Converges Your personal sound eventually results from many convergences, between and more globally, the mental images of the musician and their subsequent physical support, like his trunk bottom and his verticality feeling, as Alfred Tomatis explains it in The Ear And The Voice. « Be indivisible.Pull your neck from your back waist.Build up musical phrases… Continue reading the convergence

fingers and tongue

Your Fingers And Tongue Sculpt Your Sound The radiating sound column appears as the material to be worked out, and actually sculpted by the articulation between your fingers and your tongue, which materialize the link between As A Chatty Player With Skillful Fingers down to your fingertips Your fingers interact with the instrument from the initial emission, for… Continue reading fingers and tongue

the embouchure

The Soundwise Embouchure The instrument of the woodwind player really appears to behave as his megaphone, thanks to his embouchure. Get Your Mask Down ! Your mouth / mouthpiece / reed / ligature set defines your global embouchure : this configuration may vary between players, closely associating your morphology and the gear you use. Your… Continue reading the embouchure

the instrument

Your Sound And Your Instrument The quality of your sound is ensured if your musician body and your instrument literally operate in tune, i.e. on the same wave length. Merging Your Instrument With Your Body The musical instrument, whether it uses wind, strings or skins, acts as an amplifier of the musician’s voice, driven by his… Continue reading the instrument

don’t blow it

Free Your Sound By Not Blowing How your no-blowing makes the sound generated by your internal vibration deeper. You Play Your Body To ensure a clean and flawless emission, either fff or ppp – and without using the tongue edge for the first one ! -, you should precisely imagine the mouthpiece rim plugged to the sound source. Through your natural breathing, your exhaling extends your… Continue reading don’t blow it

the posture

The musician posture for his sound The musician’s posture aims at easing his body and his instrument to merge together. Your Body Gets In Line For Vibration Visualize your roots and imagine them plunging into the ground, from the trunk of this virtual tree, represented by your air column – actually, your sound column. Here you are,… Continue reading the posture

the sensations

Your Sound Sensations Mastering your expression leads you to enjoyment, all the more spontaneous as it results from a relaxation, rather than from a physical strike. Have Fun ! Letting your internal opening spread downwards fosters your feelings, enhancing your self-confidence and ensuring your sound quality. « Your thinking drives your will for sure, but since your will may cancel… Continue reading the sensations

a virtual trunk

The Sound Trunk Where you realize you are perched on top of a virtual trunk. Mastering Your Perching Up Merging yourself with your instrument makes you vertically work out your sound column, letting your relaxation rolling downwards ; then, the part of your body located above your diaphragm gets oblivious, while you can visualize the embouchure at the… Continue reading a virtual trunk