My 'Frown'

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  1. NYCO10

    NYCO10 Pianissimo User

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    i was running through my 2 octave scales, (starting with C and going down) and he literally said, (he had never mentioned this before) 'you have a frown going on there', at first i didn't understand, he later explained that i used it for compression. I hadn't noticed it until he mentioned it, but when i went home and examined it, as i go above the staff (G+) the corners of my mouth go down. I'm am then left with a bit of a ring on my embouchure. thanks
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not criticizing the frown. It just doesn't mean much isolated. The ring also is not significant. It is not necessarily a sign of too much pressure. It is a sign of irritation. As long as it doesn't cause you to excessively wipe or lick your lips, no problem!
     
  3. tony h

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    Like for some players famous and other wise , if you realy like ( love) playing the trumpet you'll find the way that works for you , best of luck.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    Look up Dale Clevenger. Very talented f-horn player. An advocate of the rubber-faced embouchure.
     

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