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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Do you use The Balanced Embouchure?

Any scientist knows galanced the plural of anecdote is not evidence. Enjoy your time practicing and best of luck to you both! That said, one exception are some exercises I picked up that involve the player puffing the cheeks balancfd purpose.

Embouuchure basic school of thought, and that of my past teachers, is to do what works, regardless of the paradigm. Naturally, I wanted to share this knowledge with other teachers.

I came up with getting the bottom lip to mate more evenly with the top lip. Best of luck with your trumpet playing! Looking at the Kopprasch videos, I think what generated the questions about The Balanced Embouchure is that viewers noticed how my embouchure changes from one register to another, particularly when getting into the low range, where I have a pretty noticeable shift. For me, the low register is more a function of pivoting the angle of the mouthpiece and slightly dropping the jaw.

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His descriptions of how a successful brass embouchures function are often misleading or false. I was your basic 5 hours a day, days per year type of player, with an ability to focus on one thing for a long period of time.

The following HTML tags can be used in the comment field: Trumpet players need to generate more compression for the upper register which may reflect on the way they use the embouchure. Seems like a good way to get statical data over a large group. Why did you do that? It trains a smaller buzz area, it encourages the corners to come forward into a pucker and trains the bottom lip to stay more rolled out and in alignment with the top lip. In an ideal world, if each reader could just open the cover and have the teacher pop out, common misunderstandings, at the very least, would be eliminated forever.


I will not be quoting the book directly and this is not intended to be a guide for those wishing to pursue the technique.

Do you use The Balanced Embouchure? – James Boldin’s Horn World

What a teacher can do to fix a broken embouchure is to prescribe some exercises that make embouchure move towards more or less balanced position.

Of course, getting these elements to work in harmony together is a different story although those that succeed often improve tremendously.

Jerry is a unique individual, very much self-made, who appears to be content with his niche in life as guru to high note players. The extremes of high and low have helped a ton it exaggerates the rolling in and rolling out.

Best of luck with your playing.

Since I didn’t exactly know what I was doing, the result was total disaster. Good luck with your playing.

Before we start talking about your book, could you please tell us a bit about your background as a trumpeter and teacher? Hope all is well with you, and thanks for checking out the Kopprasch videos! Leave a reply or cancel. The real answer is, they are all complementary to one another. These notes are actually very easy for the average beginner to hit when proper instruction is given.

What they all have in common is that they are making more rapid improvement than they have ever done — for many it is the first time their playing has improved in decades of dedicated practice. Once you start being open to it, you start to see those characteristics everywhere. This is where the beauty of the idea comes into play. Over the summer an interview was posted with hornist Andrew Joy on high-c.


The Balanced Embouchure – Frequently Asked Questions

I have used this method for years in the public schools, with students learning ways to improve which are often in direct contradiction to traditional methods, and yet the whole process is so smooth that it is utterly invisible to the band director. Who knows, I may be wrong and Smiley may be able to address these concerns in his next book.

The next thing I would point out is how this player slides the mouthpiece to a lower placement every time he moves out of the pedal range. Again, the two octave scale is the test, and the top notes must be big and full.

Embouchhure would tend to agree.

Since I was already teaching the bulk of the method, I added the newer ideas to my emboucbure lessons and watched what happened. BE leads to great improvement in ALL aspects of trumpet playing — tone, endurance, clarity, articulation, flexibility, dynamics, and range.

In your world view yes, they are!

Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way)

His piece was “Bride of the Waves” by Herbert Clarke. Learn how your comment data is processed. What misconceptions do I need to correct?