Hi All, A question for all teachers out there - do you teach students actually to add mouthpiece pressure when ascending in pitch. The obvious answer is probably No - but I have noted the research undertaken in Scotland and published in the ITG Journal back in May 1998 entitled Science Proves Musical Myths Wrong by JOE BARBENEL, JOHN BOOTH DAVIES, AND PATRICK KENNY that demonstrated that significant pressure is actually, and unwittingly employed by top players. so would it be advisable to inform students of this - at least once they reach a reasonable standard? It has always struck me that the instruction to use the 'minimum pressure necessary' leaves most feeling that they should use less, yet the experiment quoted above does not support this. Any thoughts?