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 Re: Avoiding embouchure collapse?
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2017-06-07 14:07

This does not sound like nerves to me. are you sure you are doing your embouchure correctly, and not biting? You should be sealing around the heart and cushioning the tip with very little direct pressure on the reed.

A lightly cushioned seal around the reed, control comes from your air. You should be able to adjust the position of your lips on the reed - roll your lips in and out and move your jaw - as you play, for fine control of tone, articulation and pitch.

If you are relying upon the friction of the reed surface to keep your embouchure in place then you have not yet developed your full embouchure, and a little additional saliva will cause your embouchure to fail.

J.

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