So I'm on the flight to Switzerland that I booked last night because Virvum have just been confirmed as main support to Cannibal Corpse - tonight! See you later Zurich! I'm starting to lose count of the number of times I've been in Switzerland in the last 6 months... Photo taken in Helsinki Finland by Rikka Finn of Darkside.ru
Can't believe this was taken almost a year ago now and the @amberarchitecttheband single launch is right around the corner! .
Make sure to check out their page and give that saucy single a spin .
. @_tommy_guitar never skips neck day
Breathing normal is absolutely essential to playing and performing well, ESPECIALLY if you're a singer or play a wind instrument! Ignoring the obvious symptom of passing out, you might not be breathing properly while you play if:
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You're always out of breathe
Many times when you find yourself winded at the end of a difficult song, it's not even because you were actually physically exerting yourself; it's because you had bursts of not breathing throughout the song.
You rush through difficult passages of music
You would think the body's natural response when playing something difficult is to slow down and this might be the case when you are breathing properly. However, when you hold your breath through a passage you're not 100% confident with, your body activates a self-defense mechanism that tells itself to get through the passage as quickly as possible so it can breathe again.
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If your instrument allows you to do so, practice while breathing in tempo with the song. Don't breathe too fast though! Quarter notes at 160 BPM is probably not very safe! As a matter of fact, anything faster than 65-ish, you might want to breathe half notes instead.