Elgin replied to the topic Difference in embouchure from Mmmaaaoooh to Singing C in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 8 months ago
Freddie. I don’t know about the “forward” part, but for me and also during the lesson I just had with Greg, the “mmmaaaahooooh setting” is how I play a low C.
First, let me say what a truly pleasant experience this was, and what a genuinely personable guy Greg is. What you see in the videos is just how he is.
Now, as for the lesson, if in doubt, you should schedule one with Greg. I’ve been working M2M for a little more than a year and went all the way to the end. Although my range didn’t improve, my…[Read more]
I’ve been using a Wedge for about a year. Excellent sound and very comfortable. One of the advertised attributes of the Wedge is that it allows the mouth corners to work more freely. I have found this to be the case, and I see no conflict with M2M.
Greg, could you give a little more explanation concerning the airstream direction.
Greg. Thanks for your reply.
I may have mischaracterized Bond sightly. He didn’t use the word “blow”. At 35:40 he says “don’t use any more air than you would to sing”. In fact, on an additional listening to Bond’s interview, he mentioned that the idea of ‘playing like singing’ originally came to him through Jim Pandolfi, also of the Met. Pandolfi…[Read more]
Greg. On a bus trip back from DC yesterday, I heard a podcast interview of Peter Bond (Peter Bond–THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BELL #63), of the Metropolitan Opera. During the interview he spoke of playing like singing. He said it was like Jacobs’ “Wind and Song”, but without the ‘wind’. He mentioned an awareness technique of placing one’s hand on the s…[Read more]