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BREATHING EXERCISES

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【INDEX】
CHANGE YOUR BREATH TO CHANGE YOUR SOUND
 Book at Amazon
 iPhone/iPad app @ iTunes App Store

Endorsements
 - Bobby Shew
 - Eric Marienthal
 - Wayne Bergeron
 - Bob Sheppard
 - Scott Martin
 - Andy Martin
 - Francisco Torres
 - Sal Cracchiolo
 - Luis Bonilla

Lead Messages
 amazon mp3 music
 01.FIVE-FOR-ONE EXERCISE
 02.FIVE-FOR-TWO EXERCISE
 03.TEN-FOR-ALL EXERCISE
 04.YAICHI (EIGHT-ONE)







Book at Amazon

The English version of "CHANGE YOUR BREATH TO
CHANGE YOUR SOUND"
is available at Amazon.






iPhone/iPad app @ iTunes App Store
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iPhone/iPad app "CHANGE YOUR BREATH TO CHANGE YOUR SOUND" is now available on the iTunes App Store. You can view the app at http://goo.gl/ogNMX .
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Bobby Shew(tp)
"Yosuke's book, "Change Your BreathTo Change Your Sound" is extremely valuable for all of the information about the anatomy of the human body with regard to breathing for musicians. The majority of musicians do NOT have a good understanding of the mechanics of the respiratory system so this will be most helpful to them. In addition, his designed exercises to help take unnecessary tensions away from the body and even in the mind, remind me of other approaches such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkreis books. I can see great value in not only the book, but also being able to attend one of his workshops. Thank you , Yosuke."






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Eric Marienthal (as,ss)
This book is an absolute must for any wind instrumentalist. It is the most comprehensive collection of useful information I have ever seen in one book. This information has helped me to improve my tone, control and endurance tremendously. This book will definitely help any wind player at any level.







Wayne Bergeron (tp)
"CHANGE YOUR BREATH TO CHANGE YOUR SOUND !" is the most thorough and well organized book on breathing I have encountered. No matter what level you are at as a wind instrument player or singer, the techniques in this book will improve your overall sound as well as making it more effortless to achieve the quality of sound we all strive for. An important lesson Learned from this book is..."It's not about the amount of air, but how we use the air." Bravo Yosuke, you've really hit a home run with this book.






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Bob Sheppard (ts,ss,fl)
Coming out of his intensive study in martial arts and yoga, Yosuke Kurosaka has done extensive research into the mechanics of breathing . The techniques and concepts presented in his new book "Change Your Breath To Change Your Sound", give valuable understanding into the breathing process for musicians on all instruments. Teaching the crucial techniques of breathing are often overlooked or based on out dated ideas. This manual delivers new insight with clear and practical exercises to help players increase their breath control.






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Scott Martin (ts,as,fl)
The book 'Change Your Breath to Change Your Sound' by Yosuke Kurosaka really gave me much needed insight on how I breathe. As a professional saxophonist, I was pleasantly surprised at the positive difference it made in my breathing and in my understanding of the physics of breathing. I was able to greatly improve my breathing techniques and my saxophone sound after reading Mr. Kurosaka's book. For a man who breathes for a living, that was a very important development! I highly recommend this book to any and all musicians, athletes, yoga students and any one else interested in understanding the importance and benefits of proper breathing techniques. We can all learn and benefit from this book by Yosuke Kurosaka!






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Andy Martin (tb)
I highly recommend the book "CHANGE YOUR BREATH TO CHANGE YOUR SOUND"! It is a complete study in which to improve ALL aspects of your playing regardless of what wind instrument you play. Air is the most important aspect of achieving the best sound possible and this book will get you to where you want to be!!







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Francisco Torres (tb)
Bravo! What a great book. "Change Your Breath to Change Your Sound" is a must read for every horn player who is serious about their sound. With Yosuke's extensive studies into martial arts and yoga, he has developed a book that helps improve all aspects of your playing. As an instrumentalist himself, he understands the physical needs of playing a wind instrument and the toll it can take on your body. With this book, he teaches you how to understand breathing and how to maximize your results for the best possible sound. I've incorporated several of his techniques into my own daily routine, and have seen improvement in all areas of my playing. Thank you Yosuke!!






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Sal Cracchiolo (tp)
The exercises in Yosuke,s book, Change your Breath to Change your Sound is a truly needed book for everyone interested in breathing, posture, and definitely improving your sound. I have practiced these exercises for several months and have applied them to my playing.
Welldone Yosuke and thank you.

(comment from Sal after several months)
I am thanking you because nowadays I stand The way You talk about standing. I use it when I play trumpet,the way you talk about it in your book. I talked to my teacher of Chi Gong and it is the same stance for strength and energy. Thank you and respect.






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Luis Bonilla (tb)
The five words: "Breathing is a deep activity" are clearly emphasized throughout Mr. Kurosaka's book, "Change Your Breath To Change Your Sound". As a professional trombonist, I couldn't agree more. Proper breathing equals successful performance yet, it is so often overlooked.

Yousuke created a comprehensive and organized program focusing on the efficiency of managing tension, maximizing lung capacity and maintaining a relaxed state.
"Change Your Breath To Change Your Sound" skillfully embraces the gentle balance between the philosophical and the physical approach to breathing and sound production. The addition of the techniques included in this book continue making a positive contribution towards my teaching, as well as personal performance.
This is a must read for all singers, wind instrumentalists and ensemble leaders looking to improve their sound and projection.
Afterall, breathing is a deep activity!







Lead Messages

All the lead messages are available at
amazon mp3 music.

mp 3 sound files of
FIVE-FOR-ONE EXERCISE
FIVE-FOR-TWO EXERCISE
TEN-FOR-ALL EXERCISE
YAICHI (EIGHT-ONE)

※Also available at iTunes Store .







FIVE-FOR-ONE EXERCISE
【SAMPLE】Five-for-one lead message

Let's start Five-for-one exercise.

First, allow yourself to enjoy Child-time. Pause your hectic schedule, relax, and float on your quiet world, just like a little child.

We're going to do Shouldering exercise. This exercise softens the tension on your upper back and neck. Stay and enjoy your comfort zone in Child-time.

Squeeze your shoulders up when I say "Turn it on". and let them "drop" on "Turn it off". Whisper "Bo-toe" to encourage your shoulders to really "drop" with the weight of your arms.

Let's try. Turn it on, squeeze your shoulders up........ Turn it off, Bo-toe.
Turn it on, bring the shoulders up...... Turn it off. Bo-toe. let it all go.
Turn it on, shorten your shoulder muscles up...... Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on, bring your shoulder blades up...... and Turn it off. Bo-toe.

You should feel nicely melted after this exercise. Now, we're going to do Fish-swim exercise. Slightly and slowly, swing your spine from right to left, one vertebra at a time. If it's too difficult, just bend your upper body from left to right loosely. Say "Terray" to help your body to relax more.

Here we go. Let your neck bones, your cervical vertebrae swing from left to right. One vertebrae at a time......
Shift your focus down to your upper back, move your thoracic vertebrae from right to left......
Moving down to the lower back. sway your lumber vertebrae and sacral bone left to right...... You don't have to push yourself too hard. Do at your own pace.

Okay, pause.

Let's do 1-2-3-2-1. We're going to lengthen and shorten the duration of the breaths.Inhale through the nose, and exhale through the mouth. Bring your Teisetsu down on the inhale, and pull it up on the exhale. Let's give it a try.

Inhale for a measure... Exhale for a measure...
Inhale for two measures... Exhale for two measures...
Inhale for three measures... Stay relaxed... Exhale for three measures...
Inhale for two measures... Exhale for two measures...
Inhale for a measure... Exhale for a measure

Okay, pause, relax and do the Fish-swim. Let your spine, cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, lumber vertebrae, and sacral bones swing.

That ends our Five-for-one exercise.







FIVE-FOR-TWO EXERCISE
【SAMPLE】Five-for-two lead message

Let's start Five-for-two Exercise.

Let us all float on Child-time and relax. We will start with quick version of Shouldering and Fish-swim Exercise. Squeeze your shoulders up on "Turn it on", and drop them down on "Turn it off". Here we go.

Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.

Sway and swing your spine with Fish-swim exercise.
Okay. Pause.

Actors, step on the Magic-coin. Magic-coin is placed right beneath your inner ankles and the floor. Step on the Magic-coin with Sokusetsu. There is Chisetsu beneath Sokusetsu. Chisetsu is the heart of the earth. Teisetsu is located right avobe Sokusetsu. Bring your Teisetsu up. Stand straight with those three Setsu lined up, making "Three-setsu-alignment". Align Chisetsu-Sokusetsu-Teisetsu and feel the core piercing your whole body through those three Setsu.

Actors, release all tensions of your body. Your shoulders should start melting. Notice and feel the weight of your arms.

Watchers, check the Actors out. Is his/her weight sit on Sokusetsu? Are the three Setsu in line? Is his/her shoulders nicely lubricated and melting? Are the arms dangling like rubber limbs? Is his/her whole body looking like a Water-bag? Is there a core piercing through his/her body right in the center?

Okay, let's switch the roles.

Actors, step on the Magic-coin. The magic-coin is placed right beneath your inner ankles and the floor.

Step on the Magic-coin with Sokusetsu. Put all your weight together on the coin. There is Chisetsu right beneath Sokusetsu. Teisetsu is located right above Chisetsu and Sokusetsu. Bring your Teisetsu up. Stand straight with those three Setsu lined up, making "Three-setsu-alignment".

Actors, release all tensions of your body. Your shoulders should start melting. Notice and feel the weight of your arms.

Watchers, check the Actors out. Is his/her weight sit on Sokusetsu? Are three Setsu in line? Is his/her shoulders nicely lublicated and melting? Are the arms dangling like rubber limbs? Is his/her whole body looking like a Water-bag? Is there a core piercing through his/her body right in the center?

Okay, let us all do Shouldering Exercise together.

Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... 1, 2, 3, Turn it off. Bo-toe.

Do Fish-swim exercise... Rock and swing your spine.
This ends our Five-for-two exercise.







TEN-FOR-ALL Exercise
【SAMPLE】Ten_for_all lead message

Let's start Ten-for-all exercise.

First, allow yourself to enjoy Child-time. Pause your hectic schedule, relax, and float on your quiet world, just like a little child.

We're going to do Shouldering exercise. This exercise softens the tension on your upper back and neck. Stay and enjoy your comfort zone in Child-time.

Squeeze your shoulders up when I say "Turn it on". and let them "drop" on "Turn it off". Whisper "Bo-toe" to encourage your shoulders to really "drop" with the weight of your arms.

Let's try. Turn it on, squeeze your shoulders up........ Turn it off, Bo-toe.
Turn it on, bring the shoulders up...... Turn it off. Bo-toe. let it all go.
Turn it on, shorten your shoulder muscles up...... Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on, bring your shoulder blades up...... and Turn it off. Bo-toe.

You should feel nicely melted after this exercise. Now, we're going to do Fish-swim exercise. Slightly and slowly, swing your spine from right to left, one vertebra at a time. If it's too difficult, just bend your upper body from left to right loosely. Say "Terray" to help your body to relax more.

Here we go. Let your neck bones, your cervical vertebrae swing from left to right.Let your neck bones, cervical vertebrae swing from left to right.
Shift your focus down to your upper back, move your thoracic vertebrae from right to left... swing your thoracic vertebrae from right to left ......
Moving down to the lower back. sway your lumber vertebrae and sacral bone left to right... swing your lumber vertebrae and sacral bone left to right...... You don't have to push yourself too hard. Do at your own pace.

Okay, pause.

Let's do 1-2-3-2-1. We're going to lengthen and shorten the duration of the breaths.Inhale through the nose, and exhale through the mouth. Bring your Teisetsu down on the inhale, and pull it up on the exhale. Let's give it a try.

Inhale for a measure... Exhale for a measure...
Inhale for two measures... Exhale for two measures...
Inhale for three measures... Stay relaxed... Exhale for three measures... .
Inhale for two measures... Exhale for two measures...
Inhale for a measure... Exhale for a measure

Okay, pause, relax and do Fish-swim. Let your spine, cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, lumber vertebrae, and sacral bones swing.

We're going to do MOT exercise. This exercise could be intense, so please do not push yourself too hard. Keep the image of your spine nicely lubricated. Remember to have soft surface with the strong core. Your body should be baggy on the outside, hooked from the core.

Fill your lungs with the air within three beats, then add another beat to inhale a little more. Let the air out within three beats, then add an extra beat to exhale more.

Inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth. Pull your Teisetsu up on the inhale, keep it up on the exhale. Take it very easy when inhaling and exhaling on the forth beats.

Let's give it a try.

Inhale, 2, 3, inhale more.
Exhale, 2, 3, exhale more.

Inhale, feel the core in the center of your body,
Exhale, 2, 3, don't push too hard,

Inhale, 2, 3, inhale more.
Exhale, 2, 3, exhale more.

Inhale, keep the steady flow and inhale more
Exhale, stay relaxed and exhale more.

Okay. Let's float in Child-time. :We're going to do Shouldering exercise.

Turn it on... Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... Turn it off. Bo-toe.
Turn it on... Turn it off. Bo-toe.

Pause it for now. Relax your whole body and do Fish-swim exercise. Let your spine, cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, lumber vertebrae, and sacral bones swing.

This concludes our Ten-for-all.







YAICHI
【SAMPLE】YAICHI (EIGHT-ONE)

Pronunciation of Counting in Japanese
1 itchy
2 knee
3 sun
4 she
5 go
6 lock
7 she-chee
8 hatch
9 queue



Lead Messages

All the lead messages are available at
amazon mp3 music.

mp 3 sound files of
FIVE-FOR-ONE EXERCISE
FIVE-FOR-TWO EXERCISE
TEN-FOR-ALL EXERCISE
YAICHI (EIGHT-ONE)

※Also available at iTunes Store .

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投稿者 kurosaka : 2012年8月17日