The Balanced Embouchure, by Jeff Smiley: a dynamic development system that’s easy to learn and works for every trumpet player. Order online!. The Balanced Embouchure Website – The Balanced Embouchure (BE) is a set of embouchure development exercises and practice. Over the summer an interview was posted with hornist Andrew Joy on . Joy mentioned The Balanced Embouchure as a factor in his.

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To remedy this, I developed exercises designed to exaggerate the normal lips range of motion, thereby increasing the lip’s ability to form more complex combinations of opposing motions shapes which more effectively promote a continuous state of balance within the context of dynamic activity.

These notes are actually very easy for the average beginner to hit when proper instruction is given. You might do well by simply finding a different teacher to work with for a while.

Thirdlyit actually works! It might help some but others will find it counterproductive.

The Balanced Embouchure: A Review – Wilktone

At first glance it would be easy to dismiss this chapter as having nothing to eembouchure with trumpet playing but when you get deeper into the process you realise this has to do with the method of symptoms and solutions for health and brass playing. Seems like smbouchure good way to get statical data over a large group. You are also welcome to share this post as you see fit. Brass embouchures between instruments are much more similar than I think you realize.


Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way)

Could you quote me something of what he wrote that is misleading or wrong? A huge side benefit of doing lip movements outside the norm, is that players can maintain their current embouchures while adding the increased range of motion.

For that reason, my book is designed to more easily fit into the “real world” of trumpet educator’s expectations. I wonder if balacned is anyone in the world who knows how players play normally.

And when you see progress, you just watch it with astonishment, and again, why do you need theoretical justification when it just works?

What misconceptions do I need to correct? The real answer is, they are all complementary to one another. My embouchure was ruined many years ago by one of those teachers. I plan to post a bit more on the subject once I get the book and have a look at it. There is a level of satisfaction in helping others that was never present for me in the performance environment. Leave a reply or cancel.

Any scientist knows that the plural of anecdote is not evidence. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.


Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way) – Trumpet Planet

Anything more specific that I could add, has already been said before. It wasn’t for me. I came up with getting the bottom lip to mate more evenly with the top lip. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Joy on the Balanced Embouchure

Leon Merian was a player with gorgeous tone through out his range and fronted a big band into his balancfd yet he tongued through his lips not just up against his lips as BE seems to recommend but all the way through.

I went in the opposite direction. With so many variables present when playing the instrument, potential questions can easily outnumber the pages in the book.

There is some value on this. Here’s embochure evidence, and these are the people you respect who support this conclusion.

This book is for desperate enough players to try whatever works. The Balanced Embouchure Website — www. This particular target, by the way, is often ineffective because there are a lot of ways to blow faster air, some obviously more efficient than others.

Most directors still do not know what I do.