Where do the corners go?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sofus, Jun 26, 2009.

Where do your lip corners go?

  1. Outwards to the side (wider mouth)

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  2. Inwards to the side (smaller mouth)

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  3. Upwards

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. Downwards

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. No movement, they just get more firm

    21 vote(s)
    72.4%
  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Where do the corners of your mouths go
    when you slur from a low note to a high one?

    We have seen the firm corners of Allen Vizzutti,
    Urban Agnas has his corners very low down etc.,
    and it seem that this is a parameter that varies as
    much as anything else, or is it?

    The issue of anchor tongue, raising the tongue or
    the cooperation between tongue and lip movement
    is not the issue right now, just the corners of your
    lips.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2009
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Just firmer - keeps my face easily identifiable for the people that book me.
     
  3. Garyleadandjazz

    Garyleadandjazz New Friend

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    Do whatever it takes to make it sound good! This is only partially intended as a flip answer. Play as relaxed as possible, but the corners need to be strong enough to support the upper register. There is no need to worry about the corners particularly in the easy registers. Let your ear be the guide. If tightening the corners helps, do it! Too much analysis causes paralysis!
     
  4. operagost

    operagost Forte User

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    The corners go near the sidelines and cover the wide receivers.
     
  5. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    lol!
     
  6. RobertSlotte

    RobertSlotte Pianissimo User

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    No movement for me Bengt :) But maby you have seen that on my videos?
     
  7. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    I´m shure I would have, had I been looking, but the beautiful
    way that you play things places me in a meditating state where
    everything else becomes of no importance!
    You´re definately a good player, Robert!

    :thumbsup:



    Please, those of you who read this post; DO answer!
     
  8. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Firmer...but my high range is still around High F/G . (double C envy!!)
     
  9. TheSlur

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    I feel ya bro:-?
     

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