Posted by tommo on January 20, 2000 at 22:20:46:
In Reply to: Range posted by Tim C on January 20, 2000 at 20:12:04:
Practice Bordogni studies down the octave. Don't just aim to get the notes out, play them as MUSICALLY as possible. Pay attention to all of the things that you would if you were playing them at pitch ie. phrasing, intonation, sound, etc. When you can play these studies as well down the octave as you can at pitch, then you'll have a developed low register!
Hope this helps!
PS. My old teacher started me doing this about five years ago, and I'm still trying to get them to sound good!