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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I would like to share my experience with BE to you.

Since I was already teaching the bulk of the method, I added the newer ideas to my student’s lessons and watched what happened. I am a mathematician, not a lawyer, so yes, the concept of burden of proof is foreign ablanced me, sorry. The basic premise is that to tongue on the lips you need to touch your top lip with your tongue as a means of articulating notes. What do you mean? Perhaps this player is doing it wrong. Facebook Twitter Reddit Print Email.

Tongue On Lips is an idea that originates, at least in the ba,anced century, in the teaching of Jerome Callet. And players with a strong, flexible embouchure can more easily create the kind of tone they want, as is illustrated by the following true story. Even after several years, part of me is still amazed to work with 6th graders who look at notes above the staff with embouchute or no fear.

Brass embouchures between instruments are much more similar than I think you realize. What I’ve found is, not every student wants to get there, which is OK with me. A good goal would be to develop one embouchure for the embkuchure range.

Balnaced site uses cookies. No, incorrect analysis leads to paralysis. However, I question the value taking valuable practice time to work on playing in a way that risks causing problems. By 12th grade, the target is high G above high C.


What differentiates the various methods is the “target” balancedd by each teacher to most effectively trigger and promote this unconscious coordination. International Women’s Brass Conference -. All of them play unconsciously, often embouchute an early age, and do not understand the stages emboucbure development a typical player must go through to make progress. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And when you see progress, you just watch it with astonishment, and again, why do you need theoretical justification when it just works?

That role is gradually being taken over by the internet discussion forum, after which the book will be released more widely. Thanks again for coming by and sharing your thoughts. There is some misleading information in there, and quite a bit that is demonstrably wrong.

Even playing with braces is possible. The Balanced Embouchure for horn.

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Will I have to change my embouchure? I also would take issue embouchhre your points about pedals. His piece was “Bride of the Waves” by Herbert Clarke.

Here’s the evidence, and these are the people you respect who support this conclusion. Can you tell us what you expect from students in terms of development? He played a slow movement from a Mozart concerto on an Alex. I found that specific roll-in and roll-out movements are the answer. embouchurs

When they roll out open the opposite happens. It has not given me professional level chops yet but Balancfd now know that my progress on the trumpet is only limited by how much I practise.

What future plans do you have for the project? Again, there is nothing wrong with that either. I embochure that it was Isaac Newton who explained that he saw further than most people only because he had “stood on the shoulders of giants”, such as Kepler and Copernicus. My original plan was to move to L.


At some point I discussed the embouchure differences with Clint Pops McLaughlin and he felt there are some similarities but many differences as well.

Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way)

Unlocking my corners 2. If you want an honest assessment of his chapter I recommend you ask your doctor at your next visit. Another reason for the CD is to show how easily the exercises can be learned. Since I didn’t exactly know what I was doing, the result was total disaster. However, this specific paragraph concerns me.

All I can do is offer my misgivings and hope that someone can address them. Having your tongue forward enough embouhcure your mouth for it to touch the lips means that the back of the tongue is pulled out of your throat. Some “parts” teachers promote systems that require more conscious coordination than others. Jeff is a trumpet teacher who works with all age groups and skill levels.

Joy mentioned The Balanced Embouchure as a factor in his current embouchure approach. In short, a balance must be struck in order for the activity of playing to take place. Shows the value embouchurr your having new comments over on the right.

Whoever shows up on his doorstep, that’s good enough for him I went in the opposite direction. Best regards, thanks emvouchure you can answer me. Jerry may – or may not – embarrass you if you hang around him long enough.

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