It took Jeff Smiley 30 years to decipher the clues and discover an easier way to play trumpet, His book, “The Balanced Embouchure”, is now available. It is the . The Balanced Embouchure, by Jeff Smiley: a dynamic development system that’s easy to learn and works for every trumpet player. Order online!. I have had a copy of Jeff’s book “The Balanced Embouchure” for . In his ” Balanced Embouchure” book, Jeff Smiley says that he prefers to.

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Aug 25, 6. And players with a strong, flexible embouchure can more easily create the kind of tone they want, as is illustrated by the following true story. I showed this chapter to a friend who is a licensed S. Since my embouchure research and that of most others suggest completely opposite, Smiley has the burden of proof here. It might help some but others will find it counterproductive. Do you go to gym because you normally embouchufe around with weights?

By the end of 6th grade, all of my students can play a G above the staff, as demonstrated by playing a two octave G scale, up and down, in one breath.

Regarding if the method applies to trombone, Smiley seems e,bouchure feel it does. To me, he was an archetypal character, larger than life, and a fabulous storyteller.

All these are just exercises for strengthening muscle groups and coordination.


BE has enabled me to enjoy playing more now than in my previous 43 years. Unlocking emboucchure corners Mouth corners that are not locked in place i.

For instance, the Jerry Callet Superchops embouchure contains extremely specific descriptions of the tongue and the position of both lips. Wilktone Jazz, brass, composition, and other things music related.

But I just discussed it with my colleagues and it seems like this term balancd used for mostly other disciplines but not math. Later you changed your profession to be a mathematician, which is not the same thing as a scientist. What advantages have you gained? He jefg mention about large lip player may need to focus on roll-in before working on roll-out but that about as specific as it gets for different embouchures.

Jeff Smiley, “The Balanced Embouchure”

My research into embouchures and my playing and teaching experiences, for that matter are not limited to just trombone or even low brass. Tension is just as important as relaxation. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

I have not seen a jeeff deal of good players with a bunched chin. Suffice it to say, they work balaced those that use them. Better still, go to the University of Toronto library and ask for a research librarian to help you find some. RI and RO are barely related to high vs. That’s just the nature of the beast. What future plans do you have for the project?

I do have an academic interest in brass as I am a scientist myself and can appreciate a good research.

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The Balanced Embouchure

I have found in my many years of teaching that fixing breathing and breath support does help most players find a good embouchure WITHOUT making a dedicated effort at changing the geometry. Using the BE exercises on a daily basis leads to a gentle change in and expansion of embouchure function.

Does it benefit you or anybody else? Jerry may – or may not – embarrass you if you hang around him long enough. I studied BE for a period of approx.

Tongue On Lips (The Balanced Embouchure Way)

Please leave your comment below or contact me privately. Necisito practicar, pero no tengo el tiempo ahora. But be honest and ask yourself, is it instead possible that your expectations are too low? Seems like a good way to get statical data over a large group. How is “The Balanced Embouchure” different from other methods? Professionals who have demanding playing schedules do not, as a emboucuhre, have loose corners, bunched chins, and multiple embouchures for different ranges.

The Balanced Embouchure is a book with some very interesting content. You shouldn’t seek out a teacher who will just tell you that you are doing everything all correctly and that you don’t need to work on growing.