Sound Difference Between Embouchure Types – Answers

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Out of the 6 trumpet players, two each are examples of the three basic types.

Trumpet 1 – Low Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IVA

Trumpet 2 – Low Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IV

Trumpet 3 – Medium High Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IIIB

Trumpet 4 – Medium High Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IIIB

Trumpet 5 – Very High Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IIIA

Trumpet 6 – Very High Placement embouchure type, Reinhardt IIIA

And the trombones are easy. I intentionally selected only Very High Placement embouchure types, Reinhardt IIIA. I wanted to point out that the tone and spectrograph of a set Very High Placement players is about as varied as a set of players belonging to different embouchure types.

As I mentioned in the original blog post, this doesn’t prove anything. I just wanted to scratch an intellectual itch and hopefully get people thinking more objectively about the stories we pass along.