In my last post about clarinet embouchure, you learned about visible part of your face when you make a correct or incorrect embouchure. There are a few things that you still need to know about the part of the embouchure that you cannot see: the unique clarinet tongue position and the shape of the throat. Since I am without X-ray photos and and live MRI videos, you will have to take my words and use your mind’s eye to figure this out. Hopefully, the short audio examples at the end will give you a bit more understanding.
First, I’d like to start by mentioning something I left out in my previous post.
I didn’t even mention it. After all the photos you saw, I hope that you noticed that the cheeks were never puffed out. Continue reading “Back to Basics: Embouchure, Part 2”