Balanced embouchure?

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  1. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    Balancing breasts i have heard of, and indeed it is a practice that i like to indulge in from time to time, but what is a balanced embouchure? What teaching philosophy does this term originate from?



    Cheers B.U.M
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    a balanced embouchure just means that you are pushing your head (that the lips are attached to) forward with the same power that your arms are mashing the horn into your face.

    Seriously, it means that you have found equilibrium between chops, tongue and breathing, making sound reproduction "effortless".
     
  3. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    I think there is a "Balanced Embouchure" method book. FWIW
     
  4. Trumpet Dad

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    It's a system of exercises, mechanics and philosophy designed by Jeff Smiley. Here is the link to his site. The Balanced Embouchure
     
  5. Bloomin Untidy Musician

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    Cheers. Thanks gentlemen, much appreciated!
     

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