Topic: Diaphragm pain/tiredness
I have a 14 year old daughter who plays bassoon - currently working on abrsm G8 - after playing for a whole morning on bassoon/contra at orchestral rehearsal she says her chest/diaphragm is painfull/tired. It seems that she cannot get past this point in terms of her stamina. I thought a tour would help - playing and rehearsing daily for almost 2 weeks - but no. She has mild asthma - but her inhaler does not help - she says it is not an asthma chest pain. Is there anything she can do to increase her stamina in this area - or are we missing something blindingly obvious! It would be great to meet her after a concert and earlier rehearsal in the same day and not find her struggling with the pain!