• Ole.J.Utnes replied to the topic The corners.. in the forum WindWorks 6 years, 1 month ago

    Here is the video with Charlie Porter, that I mentioned:

  • I think we agree.
    Blowing into a leadpipe, like Greg show us, is much better in the beginning.
    Tine Thing Helseth was one example of a player who had a professional teacher from the start. When she now demonstrates mouthpiece playing you can see that she just blow air and when the rim contacts the lips, a nice sound comes out of the her…[Read more]

  • Sometime you have to keep in shape, but you cannot bring your instrument. The only option may be the mouthpiece (it is easy to take with you in your pocket).

    What do you do then?
    I would bring my mouthpiece.

    Actually I did that in April this year, when I was away in Spain for a whole month. When coming home in May I had gigs. So, I would go…[Read more]

  • Ole.J.Utnes replied to the topic The corners.. in the forum WindWorks 6 years, 1 month ago

    Most of us brassplayers, when starting to play, tend to form a wrong embouchure, pinching the lips to get a sound. Only a few lucky one (Hardenberger/Helseth etc) who get to a good teacher at the start, avoid this.
    Recently I attended a clinic with Wayne Bergeron, where he demonstrated this corners topic. Now WB uses the AAA-OOO setting that Greg…[Read more]

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