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 Re: Need help! Weak muscles...
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2019-06-03 20:20

I am more of an engineer than an oboist, but to quote you:

"I order reeds that are a little more open than the average, because otherwise I close them like pancakes, even if I concentrate so as not to bite."

To me that says you are still playing "as if" your reeds were so hard because you close them like pancakes. New embouchure needed....one that uses muscles mostly to resist the air, not to make the reed sound. I would take a drinking straw and learn to close lips around it and blow through it, without changing its shape, and use that as your template for a new embouchure with reeds that do not have that huge opening. If you can learn not to squash the straw, you can change your embouchure to not squash the reed. The straw will help your mind change its habit.

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