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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000527.txt from 2000/09

From: "Dan the Rubber Band Man" <saxman105@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Beginners Emboucher
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 14:58:06 -0400

thank you so much! You should have been here when I read your e-mail. ;-) I
actually did what I read and I probably looked stupid. but it worked for me.
thanks again! maybe that one will help. and if not I'll ask again. :-)

Danny Ehrhart

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Leupold" <leupold_1@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Beginners Emboucher

> This is an oversimplified expression but, when applied, it
> has the proper effect on embouchure configuration for a be-
> ginner:
>
> Tell your student to play as if (s)he were blowing a feather
> off the tip of his/her chin. The upper lip is automatically
> compelled to apply downward pressure on the mouthpiece, and
> the chin is flattened. If (s)he consciously drops his/her
> jaw a little while blowing at the "feather", this will re-
> move unnecessary jaw pressure on the reed, and your student
> will be off to a good start.
>
> With this basic foundation in place, it then becomes a matter
> of practicing and performing enough to strengthen the muscles,
> such that the next level of embouchure development may be ad-
> dressed.
>
> -- Neil
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