English version, and Polish version available.
This publication presents the complete method for learning the circular breathing technique. The book with instructions comes in a set with an exclusive collection of exercises, etudes, and an choice of various pieces composed especially for the Infinity project by an international bevy of composers. Moreover, the exercises marked with a camera icon have been recorded and made available to help you see the proper way of completing them.
Natalia Jarząbek’s skilful use of the circular breathing technique combined with the teaching experience and profound knowledge of Barbara Świątek-Żelazna let the authors design a coherent methodology whose efficiency is corroborated by the experience that the authors gained during the lessons, work- shops, masterclasses, and lectures they have conducted.
A characteristic feature of the method described is the fact that it does not require the flutist to change embouchure while circular breathing. The presented positioning of the tongue, throat, lips, and cheeks is adapted to the player’s individual embouchure. The starting point for working on the material that this book comprises is the correct drawing of breath, and correct functioning of all the elements necessary for proper production of sound.