I play the clarinet because my father does. He was my mentor on the instrument, & he always made me start our practice sessions with a series of long tones - holding each note for at least 8 beats, from soft to loud to soft again. This helps with breath & dynamic control, as well as creating a good solid sound. I didn't like long tones - I thought they were boring.
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