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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000504.txt from 2003/10

Subj: Re: [kl] the embouchure - Double Lip, that is
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 22:28:02 -0400

Oh, jeez!

I was taught double-lip, by a boonies band teacher, many, many years ago.
Didn't know there was any other way. Was completely embarrassed when I finally
went to a "real" teacher (not that many years ago) and found out I was supposed
to be teething the thing.

So I switched -- not entirely successfully, and not without much trauma. But
reading all these posts, I have tried the ol' double pucker again, and it
still works. Then I do it the other way, and maybe it sounds better. I don't

Can one be ambidextrous? Ambi . . . whatever?

Susan K.
Coshocton, OH

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