Guess the Embouchure Type – Oren Marshal

I thought I had posted this video before, but when looking for it here I couldn’t find it. Here’s a video of tubist Oren Marshal, of the London Brass, in a rehearsal. Look at his chops closely and see if you can guess his embouchure type. My guess after the break.

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Definitely a Low Placement embouchure type. Upstream tubists, like Marshal, need to have a large enough chin to place the mouthpiece so low. You can see in the video how great his embouchure is working. It’s a good example to show anyone who thinks that upstream embouchures are just a trumpet thing or just a jazz thing. You can find great upstream players on all the brass instruments and in any genre of music.

Guess the Embouchure Type – Harry James

Greg sent me the following message.

Another interesting guess the embouchure type for you – very clear shot at .55 of this very famous player. Almost looks like a smile embouchure but I’d guess not due to his successful longevity.

Greg

Check out the YouTube video that Greg sent me and take your guess about Harry James’s embouchure type. My guess after the page break.

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Guess the Embouchure Type – Andrea Giuffredi

Andrea Giuffredi is a very fine Italian trumpet player with a series of YouTube videos with exercises and backing tracks. You can put them on, listen to Giuffredi play the exercise, then play the exercise back. Here’s an example, which conveniently is a series of exercises based on octave slurs. Octave slurs are useful for guessing a player’s embouchure type because the interval is large enough that you can usually spot the embouchure motion fairly easily. Take a look at this video and see if you can guess his embouchure type. My guess is after the break.

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