Embouchure & the Role of the Teeth

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  1. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    woo hoo TrickG ---- Dude, your getting older --- everything is changing. YOUR jaw actually shrinks when you get older, and your gums recede --- so I suppose you did NOT factor this into your equation. Let's see, by now (excluding your small tour into percussion land) - you have also learned how to relax, to develop better mechanics than when you were younger. I think your teeth (as long as you have them) have little to do with your playing, they only mess with your imagination.

    BUT HEY --we all look for reasons why we can play better.
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    when you get to the High A -- let me know -- we can trade YouTube vids again -- ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL -- and I will smile to show you my teeth also ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  3. trickg

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    There are articles online on the subject of dentistry and the embouchure/ability on the horn. You'll either have to trust me or look it up on your own. Regarding the rest, you aren't telling me anything I don't already know. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. My current night guard is broken.
     
  4. gmonady

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    Oh, really? Have you tried the phwoooo embouchure?
     
  5. Cornyandy

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    G-man regenerated in Dr Phwoo
     
  6. gmonady

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    It creates a more relaxed embouchure and by recruiting additional muscle to assist in controlling the orbicularis function. It simply works... simply. Buzzing is so overrated.
     
  7. Sethoflagos

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    Deja vu ;-)
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    here is my question --- if said teeth, which are NOW smaller because of grinding, and that has improved your playing ----- then why not put in a retainer, of let's say, 1/16th of an inch, or 1/8th, or whatever your teeth used to be? ---- maybe you can reproduce your previously results when your teeth were normal?
    ((perhaps, you can ask your Dentist to help you with this "experiment" -- such that you can conclude if the extra veneer will "help or hurt" before you actually get it done permanently))
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    how long did Jon Faddis take to recover, before he discovered his playing diminished? --- I can't imagine a trumpet player of his status taking 3 days off so the novacaine was totally out of his system ------ perhaps the residual drugs in his jaw contributed to that poor performance
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    don't cut your finger nails too short ROFL ROFL ROFL
     

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