62 - Embouchure Reminder
Hoofdstuk 62 - Paragraaf 6
62. Embouchure Reminder

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Diagnostic embouchure poster WWW.EMBOUCHURE.NL CHAPTER 62.6
(Hans Boschma & drs. Kees Hein Woldendorp)
A lot of brass players worldwide have embouchure problems. That may be pain loss of strength etc.. A help to diagnose is this embouchure reminder nr.3. To make each other clear what you mean and want to say about the diagnosis should be easy for everyone who's involved with this problem: studentplayers ,teachers, doctors, logopedists,physical therapist a.s.o. Our goal is to speak about the problem with everyone in the same brassl anguage, the same medical definitions worldwide.

Column A
Shows us the most used kinds of embouchure. The changes of place of the lips on the mouthpiece we call it EMBOUCHURE MOTION. And we mean with that that the movements of the soft tissues (muscles) over the dents and the mouthpiece.
An other word we use for that is SHIFTING.

Column B
Shows us the same in 1, 2 and 3.

In 4 we see the embouchure motion and shifting in using a too narrow and shallow a mouthpiece, in 5 a too wide a mouthpiece.

In 6 we see the lipbehaviour in blowing the air straight in the bore of the mouthpiece. S= Straight stream.
In 7 we see the lipbehaviour during up streaming.The player aims the airstream upward U= upward
In 8 we see the lipbehaviour during down streaming, pointing the airstream downward in the mouthpiece.

During 7 the angle of the leadpipe inclines to downward.
During 8 the angle of the leadpipe inclines to upward (= Pivoting look at F1)
In both cases 7 and 8 there is a certain Embouchure motion.( " ).

Column C and D
Represents the most appearing deviations. Some players play very well with their 'deviations'. But in the case of pain and decreasing strenght we have to observe the circumstances of the 'deviation'. We test the force and press with the ORBI PULL, our new tool for diagnostics.Look after the poster ORBI PULL ..The embouchure reminder nr. 4.

Column E
Represents the influence in tonequality and pitch by the inclination angles of the incisors. A sharper angle of the incisors may lead to a softer tone with less upper tones and reverse. Perhaps a mouthpiece adaptation may be useful. A visit to a dentist too.

Column F
Some players change their leadpipe angle. While playing low and very low they point the leadpipe upward. When it sounds good don't change it.
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62.6 Reminder nr. 3 demo