Where do you people get this stuff!!!???
Here is a quote from an early page of Maggio's "Advanced Studies" book as written by Carlton MacBeth.
Now...I am not going to get into a pros and cons argument about Maggio's work. Enough successful players used his approach for me to say that it had value. But what I am doing has nothing whatsoever to do with any of the above. My approach produces an embouchure...a set of embouchures, really, a well-connected set...that is most efficient for any individual player no matter whether his or her initial middle range lip setting is 2/3 upper-1/3 lower, 7/8 lower-1/8 upper, 1/5 upper-4/5 lower (By the way...what set of calipers would one use to measure these jive proportions?) or any other setting one could possible imagine.The Whistle Approach
Louie had many ways of saying the same thing. Therefore, when we come to such an important topic as the correct embouchure, he wold explain it in many ways.
A fast and sure way of checking the proper position of the lips is as follows:
2. Retain the forward position of the lips.
3. With the index finger, push the center of the bottom lip up and behind the top lip so as to close the opening.
4. Place mouthpiece under nose.
5. Move down to 2/3 upper and 1/3 lower.
6. Keep the chin up.
7. Aim the bell of the horn slightly down.
8. Pump air.
9. Buzz down towards cleft in chin.
Nowhere in the several Maggio books that I have does he mention singing overtones as a way to find the chop.
And you write that I just "used [the] Louis Maggio method and explained it in twisted way!!!???"
No, I am on my 40+ years hunt of finding a better way to play brass instruments.bah, I guess you were on your 5 minutes of glory hunt. were you?
Whadda buncha maroons some brass players are.
Thanks for the input.
Now I'll go back to practicing my six octaves.