Open embouchure?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sofus, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    So when you say "open aperture", what exactly do you mean?

    * Is it a state where the two lips flap around by themselves, never meeting,
    * or is it a state where the open phase and closed phase exist for an equal
    amount of time each cycle
    * or is it something else?
  2. KennyC

    KennyC New Friend

    Oct 8, 2008
    Some players "open up" their embouchure via rolling out the bottom lip to expose the fleshy red part inside to the lower lip. Perhaps this is what is meant by the term open embouchure.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Thank you, KennyC!

    That could be . . .
  4. ADDER

    ADDER Pianissimo User

    May 25, 2008
    London UK
    Can I just say!
    Thank you for this thread...
    Not having a tutor I relied on reading from the net when I started playing 6 months ago.
    I read this thread and realised I was playing with my mouth open...
    Since switching (after reading this post and many others on the net) to a closed embouchure mr range has increased, my volume has gone down two fold (I can now play quietly) I don't run out of breath after 2 seconds and I really love the tone I now have!
    So many thanks!


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