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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000144.txt from 2002/05

From: A4ACHESON@-----.com
Subj: Re: [kl] Embouchures in general
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 03:03:31 -0400

In a message dated 5/5/02 11:44:55 am, Tony@-----.uk writes:

<< > Once the muscle in the lower lip goes over the edges of the teeth, the
> lip loses the ability and flexibility to make the minute changes in
> texture and position which the ear will determine.

<It seems to me that muscle of the lower lip still *can* have the ability
and flexibility to make those minor changes, even if it goes over the
edges of the teeth. The danger is when it stops being used as a muscle.>

Exactly, that is what I was trying to say, I should have written,
"Once the muscle in the lower lip goes "PAST" the edges of the teeth, rather
than "OVER".

<Does the author of the quote -- is it you, or Stein, Arthur? -- perhaps
mean, once *the whole of* the muscle in the lower lip goes over the
edges of the teeth, etc? That would seem to make more sense of the
following sentence, too, namely "How much or how little lip is over the
teeth can not be prescribed.">

Yes, indeed it would. The quote was mine, I'm afraid, I'm sure Stein would
have been more careful with the wording.

<By the way, I like the use of the word 'texture' in the above. Perhaps
'tone' would be even better? (Isn't that what the body-builders talk
about, muscle tone?-)>

Agreed, "tone" is probably factually correct but <muscle tone> might imply a
more passive and static condition than I intended. From a subjective point of
view and trying to convey a feeling rather than a condition, 'texture' is the
best I can come up with at the moment, but I take the point.
Arthur

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