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 RE: flat
Author: Jim Carabetta 
Date:   1999-08-23 17:28

Dee may have struck it, Will, with her statement on a firm embouchure. Something you said in your question, about not biting on the reed or the mouthpiece struck me: it's OK to place your teeth on the top of the mouthpiece, and even to put some pressure on it with your teeth, but certainly you wouldn't want to put your teeth on the reed; your lower lip should be curled over your lower teeth to cushion the mouthpiece, your right thumb should provide the pressure to keep the horn against your teeth. If you're also curling your top lip over your top teeth, this "double-embouchure" is very hard to control.

If you have access to an electronic tuner, blow just the mouthpiece at it with the embouchure you generally would play with and hold the tone. Watch how consistant that squawk is to see how consistant your embouchure is, and how much effort you make to maintain an even tone.

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