• FAQ  • Search  • Memberlist  • Usergroups   • Register   • Profile  • Log in to check your private messages  • Log in 

Problem with embouchure



 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    trumpetherald.com Forum Index -> The Balanced Embouchure
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
PeterEinar
New Member


Joined: 10 Nov 2015
Posts: 2
Location: Veniše

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Problem with embouchure Reply with quote

Hi. I play trumpet for 8 years. I can play quite good, but i have really bad embouchure. My teacher tells me that i am too much pressing on upper lip, but this is the only way i can play. I think i have bad embouchure. My lower lip is quite offset on left. I don't know how to fix my embouchure. please help me.
_________________
Thank You for your answers!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Larrios
Heavyweight Member


Joined: 14 Nov 2003
Posts: 766
Location: Middelburg, The Netherlands

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Peter,

Since you are in this forum, I feel free to recommend to get the BE book. But since you also seem confused, it may be a good idea to see if you could arrange a lesson as well, either in person or through Skype, to get you started and to help you ease your mind as to what you're doing.

Ko
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Don Herman rev2
'Chicago School' Forum Moderator


Joined: 03 May 2005
Posts: 8212
Location: Monument, CO

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BE is designed to help you teach yourself. Get the book, read it carefully, and follow the exercises. It will guide you to an embouchure that works best for you. Like anything worth doing, you must (a) follow directions, (b) stick with it, and (c) practice diligently. The folk in this forum, and of course Jeff himself, are available and willing to help you along.

Do not expect a quick fix.
Do expect significant long-term benefits.

FWIWFM - Don
_________________
"After silence, that which best expresses the inexpressible, is music" - Aldous Huxley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PeterEinar
New Member


Joined: 10 Nov 2015
Posts: 2
Location: Veniše

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your response.
_________________
Thank You for your answers!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jakenitz10
New Member


Joined: 09 May 2016
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a similar issue but I don't think it is as severe. I have been told that my lips are not 50/50 on my mothpiece (more like 30/70) which could limit my range and endurance. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Don Herman rev2
'Chicago School' Forum Moderator


Joined: 03 May 2005
Posts: 8212
Location: Monument, CO

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the book, do the exercises, and throw away the mirror.
_________________
"After silence, that which best expresses the inexpressible, is music" - Aldous Huxley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jakenitz10
New Member


Joined: 09 May 2016
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright thanks a lot!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
trumpetteacher1
Heavyweight Member


Joined: 11 Nov 2001
Posts: 2964
Location: Garland, Texas

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I have been told that my lips are not 50/50 on my mouthpiece (more like 30/70) which could limit my range and endurance. Does anyone have any suggestions?


The BE approach does not specify mouthpiece positioning, other than mentioning that a too-low placement (down into the red of the top lip) is often the result of trying to play higher by pinning a smaller piece of lip meat in the cup. In that case, limitations in range and tone are usually apparent.

In BE, the tone you get when doing the exercises is the biggest factor in telling if you are on the right track. It's the prime reason that a CD is enclosed. Depending on your lip architecture, a reasonable tone is possible with either a high or low (or 50/50) mouthpiece placement.

Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
bobmack24
New Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2016
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:15 am    Post subject: "BE" book Reply with quote

new here..what is the BE book? Laid the trumpet down years ago but trying to start over . thanx
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
trumpetteacher1
Heavyweight Member


Joined: 11 Nov 2001
Posts: 2964
Location: Garland, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BE = Balanced Embouchure.

Welcome to the TH forum!

Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    trumpetherald.com Forum Index -> The Balanced Embouchure All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group