Posted by SlipKid on November 14, 2002 at 14:40:01:
In Reply to: You have them headache blues posted by Nate on November 14, 2002 at 12:58:36:
Correct breathing IN GENERAL is accomplished by taking air in through the nose and releasing it out through the mouth and a smooth comfortable intervals. When playing harp you alter this cycle by decrease your air intake from your nose, and thus oxygen to your brain. Proper breathing techniques while playing will surely subdue this problem. In the meantime, try bringing the harp away from your mouth often to exhale and release some excess air. That and try to play smaller intervals of phrasing and such. Take breaks and b r e a t h.......
: It ain't normal for me, maybe others have or are experiencing what you are. It could be to do with your breathing. Heavy breathing might cause this in some people. Are you experiencing headaches at other times during your day, is you health such that headaches come on at other times?
: I know when I lie down while putting my son to sleep and play him a tune or two I start to get headaches then but thats only lying down. All I can offer is to keep playing to see if the headaches go away. Don't overdo it though! And be careful in case you flake out and fall over. Hope some-else can be more helpful.
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