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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hey all! I'm writing this post because I'm on winter break and just wanted a few opinions before I address my professor with my thoughts. So two semesters ago I found out I was biting too hard. I had a mouthpiece pitch of a C instead of the ideal A. So I sorta fixed it by dropping my jaw and...
  2. High School and College
    Hey all! I'm writing this post because I'm on winter break and just wanted a few opinions before I address my professor with my thoughts. So two semesters ago I found out I was biting too hard. I had a mouthpiece pitch of a C instead of the ideal A. So I sorta fixed it by dropping my jaw and...
  3. Tips and Techniques
    Howdy, Hi, my name's Dave, and I have a biting problem. Despite all best intentions, I seem to end up with reeds that curve down pretty quickly after playing them from new from which they only partially recover when kept in a reed holder. When curved down, it makes the opening smaller and...
  4. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    So I've just discovered SOTW and seems like a great place! Wish I had known about it earlier! I have a question to ask about my biting on the mouthpiece, I am pretty sure my embrouchure needs some work and I'm looking for some advice on how to fix my biting problem. To give you some basic info...
  5. Clarinet
    I've picked up the clarinet seriously again lately after not playing it really at all for a few years and have noticed that I have a tendency to bite with my top teeth on the mouthpiece, especially in the upper register. I understand that the embouchure for the clarinet needs to be quite tight...
  6. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Whenever I have blown into an alto mouthpiece, of varying tip sizes with different strengths of reeds, I have never been able to reach the desired "A" pitch without biting to an extent that is uncomfortable. I have experimented with every embouchure, tongue, and thoat configuration that I can...
  7. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I have been biting for quite a while now and it has slowly been going away, however today I had a break-through, changing my embouchure from having a lot of my bottom lip over my teeth to very little lip, similar to the "No embouchure embouchure" described my Jerry Pergonzi in this video...
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