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 Avoiding embouchure collapse?
Author: SarahC 2017
Date:   2017-06-03 15:05

Hi all

Had my first rehearsal with pianist. This is the first time I have performed my pieces with a live person in the room (my teacher is via Skype)

Within two lines of the Vivaldi c minor concerto my embouchure had completely folded in, it was just slipping on the reed.

The sort of thing that usually happens after 90 mins of playing... But within two lines. And I hadn't played earlier today, so my embouchure isn't dead.

Is this a normal response to nerves? And are there ways to counter it?

I have only been playing for six months, so I realise that with time embouchure increase endurance... But I know this isn't an endurance issue as such.. Because I don't have this issue when I practise for long periods of time.

Are there any other common oboe "nerves" things that I should be prepared for.

My pianist asked me if I felt nervous... I didn't at all. She and I have worked together for numerous exams. So it must have been a subconscious thing... But it freaked me out.. If I can't keep my embouchure for her.. What hope will I have in an exam room!!???

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