staggered breathing

The technique of breathing in wind instruments of musical ensembles to create the effect of a continuous sound with no breaks for performers to breathe. The effect is created by each performer in a section (i.e. flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc.) taking a breath at different times (or staggered) so the others in the section continue to sound long notes, passages, and/or sections.

See Also

[English] breathing ()


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