Could anyone describe in detail the double lip embouchure for me please?
Sometimes it's good to take "the road less traveled". I believe there was a time when it was, if not the preferred, at least a commonly taught method. If it works for you, go with it.I was taught to play this way when I started back in the 4th grade (MANY years again) and continued throughout high school. After picking the sax back up after a very long layoff, and finding out this is not the "preferred" method, I tried to "unlearn" this but it just feels too unnatural after all these years, so I am resolved to play this way regardless.
I thought I read somewhere that Paul Desmond played this way, can anyone confirm or disprove this?
good to hear! i just started playing tenor saxophone a couple days ago, after playing trumpet for about a year, and the double lip embouchure came naturally to me from the second i picked the sax up. this is probably because the trumpet embouchure has both lips curled, so it just feels right to me. after reading that the double lip embouchure isnt the preferred way i have tried to adjust it so that i dont curl my upper lip, but all i seem to do is just make squeaks. since the double lip embouchure is working for me already, should i continue with it, or should i really try to change it to just my bottom lip curled?Sometimes it's good to take "the road less traveled". I believe there was a time when it was, if not the preferred, at least a commonly taught method. If it works for you, go with it.
It is best to learn the traditional "single" lip sax embouchre first. For the beginner this way only the bottom lip hurts until it toughens up. The Double lip allows extremely soft dynamics with a nice clear tone that is barely audible. The con part is until you have that capability the top lip will ache for awhile.Does anyone have any experience, thoughts or theories re: pros and cons of Double Lipping as it affects tone quality?