Guess the Embouchure Type – Italian Hornist Plays Jobim

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Guess the Embouchure Type” post.  Bruce Hembd, from the excellent Horn Matters blog, spotted this one and sent this link, knowing that I like to look at embouchures.  Since my Italian is very bad, I’m not certain of this horn player’s name, but I recognize the tune he’s playing as Antonio Carlos Jobim’s composition Corcavado.  Take a look and see if you can spot this horn player’s embouchure type.

Almost definitely a Low Placement type.  His placement looks sort of like mine does, except he has what looks like the more typical jaw position and horn angle of Low Placement types.  His teeth look more or less aligned and the horn angle is fairly straight out (don’t be fooled by his downward tilted head through much of the video).

I would have liked to hear more of his improvising and less of the audience clapping along, though.

Thanks, Bruce.  Bravo!

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