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How The Chops Work
Trumpet Embouchure explained

This book contains 69 pictures and diagrams showing how all of the major embouchures make compression.

It shows how curl works, how and why compression fights the air so much easier than tension, what the chops should look like playing different trumpet embouchures in different registers.

Covered embouchures are:
Buzzing Embouchure,
Lip Overlap,
Maggio Pucker,
Stevens Lip Curl,
Super Chops,
and types of tongue arches.

Thanks for your post on TPIN and the 3-D view of the chops. I was thinking of the aperture as just the outside red part rather than the full lips. I was using a lip curl on the top lip even in the staff and as I tried to compress the lips to play higher, the chops had a tendency to stop vibrating all together. I definitely had an "aha" moment and playing breakthrough over the weekend.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, "You are a genius," and a generous genius at that. I will keep you posted on the progress.

I just finished your "How the Chops Work" book and wanted to let you know how much it helped. Your description and pictures of the aperture tunnel caused a change in my way of thinking that instantly made things much easier. By concentrating on making a longer tunnel and backing off the pressure, the notes I had trouble with speak clearly, and it doesn't take nearly the effort I'd been using.I have most of your other books, but I found this one to be the best of the bunch.Good job.

Published: Clint McLaughlin on
ISBN: 9780983548980
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