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Embouchures.com - Providing Information about the Performance Injuries and Embouchure Dilemmas of Brass Players

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Are you a brass player who has encountered a painful, debilitating embouchure problem? Perhaps you have been experiencing daily lip swelling and/or lip pain and lost your endurance and high range too? Maybe your lips feel weak, rubbery, tingly, or numb when you play? Do you have strange sensations in your lips and face which were never there before that now make playing a struggle? Has this problem been plaguing you for weeks, months, years?

If you have just experienced a sudden, acute onset of an embouchure problem, we have information for you and a few tips on how to deal with your embouchure emergency.

If your debilitating, painful embouchure dilemma has been going on for more than two weeks, you will find information about the cause of and solution of overuse injuries and chronic embouchure problems.

Perhaps you are a student or amateur player just looking around the Internet for advice on how to increase your range and endurance safely or seeking a few tips on audition taking?

 

Whatever your reason for dropping by, welcome to our informational web site.

Embouchures.com is the only place you can purchase Broken Embouchures, Embouchure Rehabilitation, or the Buzz Pipe Book by Lucinda Lewis. You will find them in our Bookstore along with a special offer for those who have purchased previous editions of either book. Broken Embouchures is designed as a comprehensive guide to performance injuries and medical and dental problems. It offers a basic approach to performance rehabilitation, information on when not to change an embouchure, a little food for thought for those who are concerned about mouthpiece pressure, a few updates to the medical and dental sections, caveats and information about lip surgery, and information on common lip complaints such as blue and white spots, divots, and bumps.

The newly revised 2016 edition of Embouchure Rehabilitation,  A Comprehensive Guide for Overcoming Embouchure Overuse Syndrome and Traumatic Injuries in Brass Players is now available in the Bookstore. The new edition is much more extensive and has been completely redesigned with all new information.  It provides a comprehensive explanation of how embouchure overuse evolves into a protracted and painful embouchure dilemma.  There is a chapter on traumatic lip injuries, information on scar tissue, lip surgery, and a chapter on how to deal with the emotional upheaval and anxiety caused by a chronic embouchure problem.

The new Embouchure Rehabilitation introduces you to your physical mechanics in an easy and understandable way and dispels the old dogmas, myths, and mysteries of air control and how it works in playing.  In the new edition, a player is shown how to diagnose the mechanical problems he has developed as a result of overuse or injury.  There is a new and expanded rehabilitation section which provides you with a method of using mechanical imitation to restore your playing.      

For those who have purchased previous editions of Embouchure Rehabilitation, there is a special discounted price available to you for the new edition. You can read excerpts from the new edition online, or you are welcome to send me an email if you would like to receive the complete first five chapters of Embouchure Rehabilitation 2016.

If you are just looking for a good way to get into playing shape quickly and safely or to stay in shape while on vacation, the Buzz Pipe Book is for you.

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Buzz Pipes, Mute Nooses, and More

Embouchures.com also features Stephanie Tretick's handmade French horn Mute Nooses and an array of buzz pipes, sound enhancing weighted valve caps, valve cap spacers, and mouthpiece donuts which are custom made by Chuck McAlexander at the Brass Lab. Click here to go to our Products page.



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