Posted by Brian Frederiksen on May 05, 1999 at 08:47:58:
In Reply to: inhaling through the nose posted by ken k on May 04, 1999 at 07:46:00:
Mr Bell would take a "sniff breath" during a phrase to get a little more air to compleate it. He did not advocate taking large breaths through the nose. If you listen closely in some of his solo recordings, you can hear he is taking the sniff breath. Hey,
some circular breath, he does it through the nose. The bottom line is take a full breath to begin with and these techniques may not be needed.