WindWorks Trumpet Academy Forums WindWorks A Bit of Confusion

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      wellsweb62
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      Hi, Greg, I’m noticing that most of my issues/tensions are a bit opposite from the “normal” issues. Instead of pinching I tend to over- pucker. My bottom lip tends to fall out of the mouthpiece when I’m at the extreme point of tension. Instead of a thin sound, I lose the tone to a rush of uncontrolled air. Since I’ve started WindWorks, I’ve been able to get a more relaxed air column. The BCH was simple enough for me to grasp. I studied voice in college with an excellent teacher. I’m still working on a good release, but getting the air in is much better. I’m using a milkshake straw as a leadpipe. I’m able to get a nice vibration with it. I tend to think of this as “oscillation by accident”.
      The sensation I’m getting when I go to the horn is my chin pulling down and creating tension in the back of my neck. Corners “in” seems to exaggerate my already exaggerated pucker. When I think more “passively” about my embouchure, I feel like my lips actually relax “outward” from where I usually play. Does this make any sense at all? in advance!

      Mike Wells

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      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      The Pucker

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    • #32002
      wellsweb62
      Participant

      Thanks, Greg, my vision is very poor, so my wife (terrific musician!) is acting as my “mirror”. She’s helped me with the mmmm-aahh-oohh. I’m able to do this now without exaggerating the movement of the lips. I think I’ll go back from the beginning with a revised sensation.

      Mike Wells

    • #32008
      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      Wow, that’s awesome that you have such a wonderful wife Mike, enjoy. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

      Cheers,
      Greg

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