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Embouchure is the term used to describe using the lips and mouth to play brass and wind instruments. Originating from the French language, embouchure enables full musical tone without straining mouth muscles. Executed correctly, embouchure is activated by free-flowing release of breath. When learning how to play a brass instrument, it is necessary to adapt depending on individual jaw and lip shape and size, as well as structure of the teeth. Once you learn how to adjust your technique for your unique anatomy, your embouchure should function correctly. Breathing happens automatically. Surrounded by ribs, the lungs have a limit for expansion horizontally. A transverse muscle plate separates the lungs from the diaphragm immediately below. Thus, the lungs can expand downward when necessary.
Katherine recently decided to undertake an embouchure change, and has chosen to share what that transition has taught her. Thanks to Katherine for writing! Katherine Idleman is 18 years old and will be majoring in music education at Bucknell University this fall. She has played trumpet for 8 years and is learning trombone, clarinet, and saxophone as well. In and , she was a member of the World Youth Wind Symphony and trumpet institute at Interlochen. Katherine was chosen to conduct the famous Interlochen Theme. This summer, she is going to be a camp counselor at Interlochen. She was also a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years.