Asking for a trombone friend of mine

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ttf_Georgilocks
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Asking for a trombone friend of mine

Post by ttf_Georgilocks » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:51 pm

Hey there,

I have a friend who plays trombone and is REALLY good at it too. He plays with the rare upstream embouchure, as he an under bite. One of the things he's been trying to work on are doing lips trills and building up consistency with his high range. Is there anything specific, in relation to his embouchure type, which he should try to doing to help in these areas? Or are both these things just things that need to be practiced, and not treated any differently compared to other embouchure types?
ttf_BGuttman
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Asking for a trombone friend of mine

Post by ttf_BGuttman » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:35 pm

Probably the only thing I think should be different is that downstream embouchures tend to blow downward in the mouthpiece as we go higher (low notes straight through; high notes bounced off the part of the mouthpiece near the lips).  With an upstream embouchure you aim to the top of the mouthpiece.

If he's having  real trouble dealing with the embouchure, a Skype lesson with Doug Elliott or Dave Wilken could help him immensely.
ttf_vegasbound
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Asking for a trombone friend of mine

Post by ttf_vegasbound » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Have a Skype lesson with Doug Elliott
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Asking for a trombone friend of mine

Post by ttf_vegasbound » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Have a Skype lesson with Doug Elliott
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