Here is Mike’s daily routine which he is happy for me to post in the hope it is of help to others:
Close my eyes- body’s concert hall breath (open up the throat and lungs).
Tissue release passive (no engagement).
Add the visualizer to that (should see and feel the same result). Remove visualizer and add mouthpiece over the same s…[Read more]
I was wondering if anyone who is working at Allegro level or slightly higher has put together a practice routine based on MTM method. eg. what level of lip buzzing, mouthpiece buzzing, leadpipe work, singing C etc. have you done that has yielded good results for you. I am finding I can flick all over the place but really haven’t…[Read more]
I am not sure whether you ever received a reply to your post. I have only just seen it.
Your first question is really quite complex and I am gathering that what we think we are doing and what we are really doing can be very different (to quote tiger woods “feel and real are often not the same”) Therefore I can only tell you how I…[Read more]
The good thing is you are noticing it. That’s a great start. I had a similar experience. Every time I practice, and sometimes when going about my day, I have small insights. I practice the concert hall breath daily and in between exercises.
When I practice, and the mouthpiece touches my lips, I still activate the throat and stomach…[Read more]
Hi Guys, anybody else feels when you lock the air stream with the tongue there is an inmeadiate reaction thats want to transfer that lock into the throat? So I have to conciously remind myself and my body that the tongue controls the pressure and not the throat? Because when the throat controls the pressure then there is valsalva maneuvre and…[Read more]
Hi Guys, I see myself lurring around this topic that makes me waste a lot of time, and dont completely understand it.
The first thing that I dont fully get is whether the shape consists of some lateral tension (in the smile direction) and after that we go forward (That would be “delicate smile” + Pucker (OOOHH)) or just the pucker (where my lips…[Read more]
Another thought I’ve been having on this topic lately (for me) is: maybe I tilt upwards a bit because of the shape of my teeth and jaw. Maybe that’s ok (?!) so long as there’s not too much tension??? I think this probably aligns with some of what Hajo was saying, too–probably everyone is different.
For me, I was definitely exaggerating…[Read more]
I am new here and I would like to get some info about „Teaching tuesdays live“. How does it work? Do we get some email with zoom-link or how/where can I find it? At what time (Time zone?) does it take place?
Thanks in advance for your answers and best regards
Chris and Hajo,
Thanks for the insight! I agree there is a lot to the equation. I think I am on the right track with getting rid of forward jaw movement and jaw tension. I also don’t expect it to happen in the span of a few weeks or months. The MtM course has brought a lot of awareness to the limitations of my previous playing style and that is…[Read more]
I made the same way you described.
Watching Charly Porter and following his exercises.
Observing the embouchure of good players
Imitating there sounds etc.
Today I know that every player is different.
Every player looks different
What we can see is only the outside part of the embouchure.
After MtM I know that it is not important…[Read more]