The secret of the circular breathing

For learning the circular breathing I advise you training with a straw.

At the first stage, take a glass water and a straw. Blow into the straw softly, try to keep the pression in your mouth constant (the mouth is full of air). When you want to breathe, press on yours cheeks, and at the same time take air with your nose. This device enables you to understand how the circular breathing works, this is important because most of beginners players think they can't do it, they just don't take time to do it correctly. In my case, it takes 3 days to understand the circular breathing with the straw and 2 weeks to play for my didgeridoo. But many years is necessary to have a perfect control of the circular breathing.

In real time

steps of the circular breathing

  1. Blow normally with your lunges, keep your cheek full of air( red arrows).

  2. block your glottis (as you was in apnoea) and eject the air keeped in yours cheeks (symbolize by the orange circle).

  3. At the same time pump air by your noze (blue arrow). Yes it's possible!!, Everybody can do it.

  4. Relax your glottis, and blow again with your lunges, Come back to the step 1. It's the most difficult step in my opinion.

Now you know how to do it, just keep trying and itwill come naturally...

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