Instruments | Styles | Artists | Members | Forums |
              Subscribe Register Login 
"squinty" embouchure 
 

"squinty" embouchure

Search Forums: 
    
[-]
"squinty" embouchure    14:31 on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

phred
(80 points)

I have very consciously been trying to analyze my embouchure when I feel it is on. Ligther, snappier highend and stacattos, better accuracy, more fluid legato, etc. I have been inhaling "AHHH" and notice that after that, by thinking about lifting my cheeks (squinting slightly) stuff suddenly becomes much cleaner. Has anyone else noticed this?

[-]
Re: squinty embouchure    21:00 on Thursday, November 29, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

danshapiro
(7 points)

There was a week in my horn career when I found my playing quickly becoming tighter and more tense, tounging airballs left and right. Looking in the mirror, I realized that when I went to attack a note, I was tensing up my cheeks and squinting. After a very short time of consciously making an effort to relax my face, these issues were resolved.

I am inclined to say that the more relaxed your body is (except of course for the muscles directly making the sound) the better. However, everyone is different.

[-]
Re: squinty embouchure    20:08 on Friday, February 08, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Val_Wells
(214 points)

I'm inclined to agree with DanShapiro. Excess tension will contribute to fatigue.

Valerie

   

This forum: Older: Allegrini mouthpiece
 Newer: Favorite valve string





 


Other Stuff

Free Sheet Music by Artist : # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
8notes in other languages:              








Help | About Us | Contact Us | Link to Us | Add Score | | Privacy Policy | Terms Make us your homepage
© 2000-2014 8notes.com