Embouchure position

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  1. ecocat

    ecocat New Friend

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    How important is the position of the embouchure? This one must be centred or can be towards a side?

    I always have had it towards the left side but I have noticed the a bit dirty sound, now I am trying to have it centered. But I have to re-educate the lip

    Some recommendation?


    Thank you very much! :play:
     
  2. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

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    If you search the forum, you will find many threads on this very topic. Read them thoroughly. But, in summary you will find that the recommendations are this:
    (1) There is no inherent problem with the mouthpiece being off to the side - many great players do it this way.
    (2) Only change to correct a specific problem which cannot be fixed any other way.
    (3) Do a lot of research with a competent instructor in order to determine if your problems can be fixed without an embouchure change. If you can't find an instructor, there are instructors on this forum who can do an assessment online using a webcam, if you have one. There is a charge for these lessons. If that is not possible, at least have another player listen to you play (it sounds different to the player than to a listener) and look at your embouchure. That may point out something that you are doing wrong from habit that can be changed.
    (4) Practice, Practice, Practice! That is the only real way to improve - just be sure that you are practicing the correct way.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    There are as many recommendations as there are trumpet players. Your face is different than everybody elses and that means your mouthpiece position will also be. The general rule is that the red belongs inside the cup. Exceptions prove the rule.

    I played to right side for 20 years. Then my embouchure wandered to more or less the middle without me doing anything conciously except playing lots of long tones and slurs. There was no "embouchure change" effort, just practicing stuff that was good for me.
     
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  4. ecocat

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    ok, i'm working it !!

    thanks !

    PD: what's slur in spanish ?
     
  5. rowuk

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    It depends...........
    el lazo
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  6. ecocat

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    slur = tie ?
     
  7. Solar Bell

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    El sluro
     
  8. ecocat

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    this is a slur ?

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  9. trumpetnick

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    rofl rofl rofl
     
  10. Bob Grier

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    your dirty sound is coming from playing incorectly or infrequently. not the position on the lips. If it continues, you should have a good teacher look at you.
     

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