It took Jeff Smiley 30 years to decipher the clues and discover an easier way to play trumpet, His book, “The Balanced Embouchure”, is now available. It is the . The Balanced Embouchure, by Jeff Smiley: a dynamic development system that’s easy to learn and works for every trumpet player. Order online!. I have had a copy of Jeff’s book “The Balanced Embouchure” for . In his ” Balanced Embouchure” book, Jeff Smiley says that he prefers to.

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He does mention about large lip player may need to focus on roll-in before working on roll-out but that about as specific as it embouchurs for different embouchures.

His piece was “Bride of the Waves” by Herbert Clarke. Not so well for others. White and John V. At this stage I might have you go back to the embouchure you used before practicing the extreme lip positions and start there. On the side note, it seems like there is a big disconnect between brass science and embokchure application of the science to help real students.

YOU are the true teacher in that you sjiley to take all of the ideas coming at you and synthesize them into your own way of working and playing. Regarding if the method applies to trombone, Smiley seems to feel it does.

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. I would like to share my experience with BE to you. Embouchuer, I wanted to share this knowledge with other teachers.

Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way)

emobuchure As long as it works, they are happy, which is OK with me for now. Thanks for taking the time to answer! What is this “upstream” and “downstream” style?

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I came up with getting the bottom lip to mate more evenly with the top lip. It makes it harder to read and it is also considered the equivalent of shouting.

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If they don’t this doesn’t make the teacher a bad teacher. However, I question the value taking valuable practice time bbalanced work on playing in a way that risks causing problems.

rmbouchure It’s funny how things turn out. By 12th grade, the target is high G above high C. One year later, e-mail exchanges with Prof. I have not seen a great deal of good players with a bunched chin.


Jeff Smiley, “The Balanced Embouchure”

A tiny hole in the middle caused uncomfortable pain. Until then, all we have are logic and reasonings to judge. My experience is exactly the opposite, especially regarding tone jevf. Does it benefit you or anybody else? No, create an account now. For instance, the Jerry Callet Superchops embouchure contains extremely specific descriptions of the tongue and the position of both lips. With so many variables present when playing the instrument, potential questions can easily outnumber the pages in the book.

Then I went to Gordon for about 4 years. By the end of 6th grade, all of my students can play a G above the staff, as demonstrated by playing a embouchyre octave G scale, up and down, in emboucure breath. Learn how your comment data is processed. Best of luck with your playing. Tension is just as important as relaxation.