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Ronald Carson
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I think we need to revisit this.

What do you do to create the embouchure?

Some of us learned to form an embouchure by saying, “m-m-m” or “em”. Holding out the sound of the letter “m”. Others may have learned to form an embouchure by clamping down the lip and buzz. You may have been told to roll the lips in a little when playing higher. These are not WindWorks. There are good players that use these or other techniques.

Can we find a more efficient way to play? That is what Greg has asked us to discover. When you form the “aah-ooh” embouchure, you may think, “My lips are too far out.” If you think of this as curling the lips out, maybe it is. To me, that is a natural position.

What do you do to roll the lips out after “aah-ooh”? They are out. The only way I know to get further out is to pucker or pout with the bottom lip stuck out.

Someone help me out on how you roll the lips out or curl them out? I don’t understand what is meant by rolling or curling lips out.

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