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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 5, 2008.
Whats that mean upstream or downstream? Don't you just put it on your lips? lol
There's a lot more to it than just putting it on your lips and blowing (not to sound condescending) What determines an "upstream" player or a "downstream" player, is the specific angle that you put your embouchure on the mp. And the general angle that your air flow goes. Just like Rowuk mentioned earlier. Its all about geometry.
Wow, this has really gotten out of hand. This post was not originally about the Pivot System, but about the upstream/downstream question. Don't know why the original poster cares, but he asked. FWIW, I'm a downstreamer. I have an overbite as many do, which tends to make it more natural to play downstream.
Also, Morris, I am a lllA and proud of it!
I'm a IIIA as well.
Those of you that are not sure what up/downstream means look at this:
YouTube - The Brass Embouchure and Air Stream Direction
Also: YouTube - Part 1 The Upstream Brass Embouchure
And: YouTube - Part 2 The Upstream Brass Embouchure