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 Re: Double Lip Embouchure Pain
Author: ned 
Date:   2010-12-23 11:02

Just a bit of background as to my situation. I use a double lip embouchure when I play with various jazz bands. They generally play fairly robustly and I need to make myself heard so I use a Vandoren 5JB mouthpiece plus a Rico Royal #3. So for me, this equipment = volume and the DL embouchure = tone.

To answer your question though............

The use of the DL has been a problem of late for me, as I usually have ended up with some partial numbness of the top lip and sometimes have even resorted to playing partly out of the left corner of my mouth. Not a good solution, but a standby when needed on the bandstand.

I now tend to play with a 'pucker' - that's the only way I can describe it really. Try tensioning your lips before inserting the MP - you'll actually be making a small 'O'. When this is done, keep the same or similar tension on your lips as you insert the MP. You will find that the MP now is probably touching a little further back away from your top lip - and away from the troublesome area.

I find can control the MP with mainly lip pressure and very minimal bite with the teeth. I also find however, that if I lose concentration my mouthpiece will end up in the traditional position, with the top teeth firmly biting just into the inner part of the top lip - as you have described.

It's difficult to describe in words of course, so I hope you can somehow visualise my explanation. It takes a lot of getting used to, not to mention muscle power, but it may work for you.



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