Jacobs Quotes is a project to carry on the pedagogical legacy of Arnold Jacobs through tweeting his quotes.
I was introduced to the teachings of Arnold Jacobs as a student at Northwestern University in the mid-90's. I had the privilege of attending a few of his master classes and of having one private lesson with him before he passed away. I have also spent a good deal of time in the Northwestern Library pouring over VHS tapes of his master classes over the decades. He has had a profound impact on my career as both a player and teacher.
The @JacobsQuotes project is a tribute to him and his pedagogical insights. Thank you, Mr. Jacobs!
"The main physical unit used for inhalation is the diaphragm. Follow through brings other physical units into play."
"Breathe to expand, don't artificially expand to breathe."
"Be aware of the sound of moving air."
"Use suction on inhalation with minimal friction."
"Zero-in on the buzz of the lips in a lower octave then keep the same feeling for buzzing in the upper octave."