Date: 2022-05-15 08:39
EaubeauHorn: I think this often comes from teachers either teaching that there should only be a certain amount of lip and reed showing, OR the students using their teacher's embouchure as a model, and recreating the amount of lip seen.
The amount of reed seen on the outside of the mouth plays a big part in this too. People often thought that I had a lot of reed in my mouth, when I didn't, but because of the size of my lips, there was a significant amount of reed covered by my lips than the others in my studios.
From the Geneva Competition pic earlier in the thread, the all have average to thin lips.