When to breathe

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    Aaron Zhu 2 weeks ago

    I'm learning this song "Close Every Door" right now. It barely has any rests which I think means I have to breathe sometimes where there is no rest. I should I breathe where the long notes ae right?

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    Camille van Niekerk 2 weeks ago

    Great song! Since long notes are often the end of a phrase, right after a long note may be a good place to breathe. Choose breaths where there's a natural pause in the phrase (if you were speaking the text). Anywhere there could be a period, comma, semicolon, etc - that's a good spot to breathe! You also want to consider the musical line and try to not break up musical phrases that have momentum. Let your ear and musical sensibility help guide you!

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    Aaron Zhu 2 weeks ago

    Thank you!

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    Camille van Niekerk 1 week ago

    You're welcome!

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