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 Re: The worst advice EVER
Author: Filettofish 
Date:   2018-08-20 02:27

I came from the school of "slap a #4 on your mouthpiece and clamp down" as a high school student, and so in the first year of my undergrad my studio teacher bumped me down to softer reeds, stressed a feeling of "no pressure" in the embouchure, and I assumed that this combined with high tongue position for "proper voicing" would lead me to a healthy and efficient production of sound.

By the end of my freshman year I couldn't keep anything above a clarion A in tune or create a proper sound up top, because I had created so much space between my lower lip and teeth that that the two were no longer touching, and my embouchure was weak and easily fatigued. Once I discovered the way that the throat, tongue, and embouchure interact in order to create sound, I was began to have much more success.

All in all the advice wasn't bad, but taken to extreme it did set me back a bit.

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