embouchure: upper lip placement

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embouchure: upper lip placement

Post by Flute_star3 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:21 pm

Since I've stopped taking lessons for the summer, I've noticed that the end of my upper lip is even with the end of my top teeth when I play in the low register. Should this be avoided?
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Post by fluteguy18 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:33 pm

::going out on a limb because I am not entirely sure what you are describing::


I would say "yes." I think that having that sort of lip placement would lead to a pinched and thin tone.

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Post by agnostic » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:40 pm

Nobody can tell you that. Embouchure is a subject that you have to find out yourselfe, because every lip is different.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:58 pm

agnostic wrote:Nobody can tell you that.
Umm... I think I just did. Watch. I'll do it again. "That sort of lip placement would lead to a pinched and thin tone. :wink:

Just some wry humor. Lighten up a little and try not jump to accusations so quickly.

Besides. What I was thinking, was for the end of your upper lip (meaning the bottom edge of it) being along the bottom edge of the top teeth. In order to accomplish this, you have to really pull the lip up and tighten it. Time and time again, excess tension has been proven to be detrimental to tone. combining excess tension with pulling the lips away from the flute worsens the problem. But, if the OP's problem is differently than what I imagined, then my advice would be inaccurate.

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Post by pied_piper » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:45 pm

LOL!!! :lol:
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