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Lip Clamp position higher than tongue-on-the-lips?



 
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kehaulani
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Lip Clamp position higher than tongue-on-the-lips? Reply with quote

When I do a Lip Clamp, I notice that my lip line is a little above the opening that I find when I do the Tongue-on-the-Lips.

In order to place the lips in the same position as I do when tonguing on the lips, I need to lower my embouchure position a little and even, subconsciously, to push the jaw forward a little.

Is this normal? Should I leave the lips a little higher when clamping/squeaking or should I lower the lip line so that it lines up when I tongue on the lips?Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is completely normal to move the lips down from the Lip Clamp position when playing.

The Lip Clamp position is only intended to give a player a way to experience the "feel" of rolling in the lips. There are a surprising number of players who struggle to roll in the lips at all. The Lip Clamp position as described in the book was arrived at by years of experiments over a wide range of student population.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jeff.
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