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The Balanced Embouchure, by Jeff Smiley: a dynamic development system that’s easy to learn and works for every trumpet player. Order online!. The Balanced Embouchure Website – The Balanced Embouchure (BE) is a set of embouchure development exercises and practice. Over the summer an interview was posted with hornist Andrew Joy on . Joy mentioned The Balanced Embouchure as a factor in his.

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On a side note, the last time I heard Mr. Some teachers feel quite threatened when embouvhure methods seem to be questioned or challenged. I simply wanted to put out my honest criticisms in balabced hope that someday Smiley or someone else can address them. Since I knew that lip movement during playing was extremely complex – all of the microscopic movements going on inside the mouthpiece were certainly too complex for me to ever effectively model – I reasoned that by increasing lip range of motion, the lips would gradually grow in intelligence, unconsciously forming a more complex coordination that any teacher could intellectually conceive.

What advantages have you gained?

Joy on the Balanced Embouchure

Your only limitations will be musical, not technical. He is clearlynot qualified to recommend health advice.

I may never understand it fully, but this I do know: Oddly enough, I was also teaching trumpet balaanced this period, and was having tremendous success. Additionally, Smiley has made much of the text from his book available on his web site, including excerpts from his Introduction and chapters on MechanicsPerformanceand even some of his exercises.


Do you use The Balanced Embouchure? – James Boldin’s Horn World

You claimed to be a scientist, but made statements that are contrary to the scientific method. Anyway, for whatever reason, BE has worked for me bigtime. I am now 54 years old, and since college have played on and off. Thanks for your thoughts, Maarten. I find it first very interesting that I was able to point Joy an Australian player who is principal horn in a German orchestra— website here to the Balanced Embouchure approach at a time when it was really helpful to him.

Notice also how this player always stops to take a breath at the same point in the range between E and G on the top of the staff and in doing so is allowing himself to reset his embouchure. This book is for desperate enough players to try whatever works.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Who knows, I may be wrong and Smiley may be able to address these concerns in his next book.

As we both know, Jerry Callet’s methods have met with skepticism from part of the trumpet community. I was your basic 5 hours a day, days per year type of player, embluchure an ability to focus on one thing for a long period of time.

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Do you use The Balanced Embouchure?

balancev Rather than exaggerate your lip position, keep the mouthpiece placement the same for your whole range. Many BE students including me have tried a variety of methods in the past, and none have given any real improvement. Finally he stopped and said, “I’m ready. The Balanced Embouchure Website — www. These notes are actually very easy for the average beginner to hit when proper instruction is given.

I plan to post a bit more on the subject once I get the book and have a look at it. Whoever shows up on his doorstep, that’s good enough for him I went in the opposite direction. Learn how your comment data is processed. He played a slow movement from a Mozart concerto on an Alex. Your email address will not be published. Angelo, mi Espanol es muy mal. The purpose of the book is to balance the instructions without a teacher and discover your new embouchure in a slow process of playing those exercises and allowing them to creep into your normal playing without thinking about them at all.