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« Reply #20 on: Jun 11, 2017, 06:18PM »

It can take time to "master" an embouchure change.

Have faith in your instructor.

Keep calm and carry on.

No charge for this.  :)

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 11, 2017, 06:43PM »

Success with a change isn't just a matter of practice.  It really depends on whether your face is capable of functioning in the new way.
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« Reply #22 on: Jun 11, 2017, 10:19PM »

Success with a change isn't just a matter of practice.  It really depends on whether your face is capable of functioning in the new way.

Sorry to say I have seen too many players have their embochure changed in pursuit of what looks right and it not work, my own cousin was a fine trumpet player who played upstream .....after the change it looked classic but destroyed his career as a player!

Not what the OP wants to hear I am sure, but his case is very much a reality!


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« Reply #23 on: Jun 12, 2017, 07:44AM »

The OP never actually mentioned having an instructor. And yet that assumption might have been made by some within this thread. If he indeed does have an instructor, I hope you guys aren't seriously trying to cause the OP to lose faith in him?

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« Reply #24 on: Jun 12, 2017, 08:14AM »

This is from a famous trumpet text:

Some of you will recognize it.

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PLACE MOUTHPIECE DIRECTLY UNDER NOSE.

MOVE THE MOUTHPIECE DOWN UNTIL THE LOWER LIP FILLS ABOUT THE BOTTOM 1/3 OF THE CUP, LEAVING 2/3 ON THE TOP LIP.  THERE IS ALWAYS THE DANGER OF THE MOUTHPIECE SLIPPING DOWN TOO FAR ON THE TOP LIP, THEREFORE THE STUDENT MUST KEEP A CONSTANT VIGIL AGAINST THIS HAPPENING
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The caps are not shouting, that's the way it was in the original. 

That method was successful for a lot of people.  But we now know one size doesn't fit all, and if the OPs teacher doesn't know that he does need to consider what parts of teaching he should keep faith with, and what should be checked elsewhere.
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 12, 2017, 08:26AM »

The OP has been absent during this conversation after his initial post. Therefore, since we don't know if he has an instructor, I suggest we proceed as if he doesn't (else why did he even pose the question), removing any implications of aspersions cast upon one - which should NOT be a part of the mission of this Forum, IMO.

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