Are long tones useful? The predominant tendency, while holding a long tone, would usually be to increase playing pressure, tighten the embouchure, or unconsciously activate various improper actions as one continues to hold the tone. If one can manage to maintain proper ease of playing pressure, etc., it may be worthwhile, yet I really cannot see what value […]
Category: Embouchure & Tone
Long tones are good, if the sound is good. I have my doubts about the value of bad sounds being held for a long time.