Embouchure formation? (cornets/trumpets)

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by xRinat, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. xRinat

    xRinat Member

    Hello, I was just wondering if most cornet or trumpet players curl their lip to the inside when placing the mouthpiece on?

    The mouthpiece tends to slide from the place i placed it to another, and I curl my lips right before playing. This issue is preventing me from playing something long.

    So... Is the lip figure different from person to person? Or is there only one embouchure formation that is worthy?

    I used to just place the mouthpiece on my lips without curling them, and it worked fine, but then I looked at the pro players and it looks like they do something, don't know what but something with their lips right before placing the mouthpiece.
  2. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member

    Everybody's different, so are the embouchures. You may find http://www.trombone.org/articles/library/viewarticles.asp?ArtID=240a and http://www.trumpetthink.com/embouch.htm interesting. However, I strongly believe what I and some others players call the "M embouchure". It is quite simple. Say "Hem" and then just put your mp on where it feels natural to you. Play. End of story. Whether you will pivot and how visible is that is another story. My personal philosophy is to keep the movements of the embouchure as little as possible.

    At http://www.nickdrozdoff.com/#p=page-onlinelessons.php you can find some interesting videos.
  3. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Member

    Take a look at www.trumpetteacher.net this provides some useful insight and worked well for me (as I've said may times)!!

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