Pete, thank you for your response. Instead of quoting the whole thing Iím simply clipping the part below that I wanted to respond to. but your description and analogy were great and worked for me.
That said, I was using a completely different approach to playing. Even though I donít feel that Iím nearly as technical as I was back then, I feel that my sound, flexibility, and dynamics are far superior to where I used to be. I figure that I can rework the technical aspects once I get my embouchure solid again.
Thanks, everyone, for your thoughtful responses. Iíve really enjoyed this discussion. Mark, King, and Gmonady, I always appreciate your insight and responses on this and other threads.
Certainly, more thoughts are welcome.