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Is there a "correct" embouchure?
I've paid attention to my technique in regards to not tensing, relaxing my tongue, and using the lips more. However, I've noticed that I can form three different embouchures: one feels like a "happy" face, another neutral, and the final like a "sad" face. Which should I use? (They probably don't look different, but they feel that way.)
I'm not very sure which I'm using, because I don't feel much effort until near the end of 3 hours of marching band practice (we do 1-2 run-throughs at the end). I am playing with a relaxed tongue, with my lips working, but I don't "feel the burn" until we're doing run-throughs.
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Re: Is there a "correct" embouchure?
I've noticed that I can form three different embouchures: one feels like a "happy" face, another neutral, and the final like a "sad" face. Which should I use?
Do you sound really good? Do people pay to hear you? Can you play for hours?
If it works for you, great!
As for me I generally have one way of playing (squished M) until I get to the stratosphere. For a period of time I did maintained the same embrochure for both registers but I found it more to my way of doing things to change the embrochure around "G" above the staff IF I'm going to go higher.
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