Balanced embouchure

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  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Thanks to all for the input. I guess there probably is some insight in the method and that the claims are typical marketing stuff. For now, I don't really want to divert from my practice time by adding this. If I run into some serious obstacles against which nothing works, it surely deserves a try.
     
  2. Al Innella

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    There are many different published methods out there (they all work for the writer) for increasing your upper register, the trick is to find the one that uses an embouchure closest to your own, this way you can improve what you have without making any radical changes which can set you back, this is where most players make their mistake.
     
  3. Bob Grier

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    Instead of reading a book, why not take lessons from a good teacher?
     
  4. Al Innella

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    The trick is finding a good teacher who understands different embouchure types,too many teachers only know how they themselves play,if they only have an F above high C ,they think that's normal, and any notes above it is extreme , sometimes you have to look elsewhere.
     
  5. Phil986

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    That's exactly what I'm doing. Doesn't prevent being curious.
    Al, I'm working at solidifying up to high C right now, I'm not too concerned with the stratosphere. But once again, that doesn't prevent being curious.
     
  6. Bob Grier

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    This is very true. I always tell people to shop around. Look for a teacher who has a proven record of helping all types of students. Not just the ones that may fit a narrow method. I feel I'm more of a coach that guides students to figure things out but keeps them out of the ditches
     
  7. veery715

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    By George, I believe that actually is normal!!

    An old friend would always say to me: "Act normal, will ya." Still trying to figure out what it means.

    veery
     
  8. Al Innella

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    I rest my case.
     
  9. Raw_Brass_Kicks

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    Jeff Smiley, the writer of the book, has very good track records with his students.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    uh! yeah Robin -- your right --we are the ones who can (or will) be able to play it all --- and it takes dedication, intelligent practice (brains), sufficient time (to build the chops) --- and just plain old practice, and more practice, and then some more practice ----good practice that makes a good player!!!!! (eventually)
     

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