new student with open jaw problem

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ronnantMB6, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Forte User

    Jan 27, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    That is counter to everything I have ever heard about playing without tension. Pushing his jaw forward could cause injury over time (such as TMJ inflammation). Someone please correct me if I am wrong...
  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    You`r wrong. Correcting a physical problem such as this can only help. Watch any pro lead player and you will see they all try to keep their embouchure face as even [flat?] as they can, not always perfect but better than pointing at the floor. This helps distributes mouthpiece pressure more evenly on both upper and lower lips, I`m talking about building over time a real upper register not only a 4th or 5th above the staff. When done correctly I`ve had students in 5th grade playing C`s above the staff and able to hit F`s above that with no strain.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008

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