Unfortunately we did not keep up with our progress over the last 2 weeks because of moving back to the UK.
Laura is in Belfast now and cannot do her POWERbreathe because I have it with me. She will recommence when i next see her in a couple of weeks. I am going to start again today. I have just taken some more readings of how long I can sustain various notes pianissimo on an ‘i’ vowel, and the results are very similar to the most recent ones. The figures in brackets are a reminder of the results before starting this challenge. The lowest note is the A below middle C ( I am a counter-tenor).
A 25.13s ( 20s)
C 27.63s (18.67s)
E 24.23s (17.67s)
G 21.28s (16s)
C 11.43s (8s)
I am pleased to see that after 2 weeks of not doing the exercises, I have maintained what is still a marked improvement over the first results which I took before using POWERbreathe. Recently singing in a wedding in Normandy on the way back from Sicily, after not singing in public for a while, it was noticeable to me that I could sing longer phrases in some early choral polyphony, with fewer breaths. Let us see whether I can improve on these results over the next few days.
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