Posted by starqle on September 13, 2002 at 18:33:14:
In Reply to: Fish face posted by Nick on September 13, 2002 at 17:20:49:
if these problems happen when you go from draw to blow, I think the problem's not so much in your lips as it is with how you're getting the notes to come out. when you suck, you do it with your mouth, not your diaphram, and that affects tone-quailty, volume, etc. try to focus on getting the air through your instrument - on draw notes, try to breathe into your toes (won't hpysically happen, but thinking this helps). when blowing, inamgine the air going out several inches in front of you. try to move your face as little as possible, keeping it as relaxed as you can. just focus on your stomache, and on the air. I hope this helps and doesn't end up confusing you even more.
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