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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.
Whatever your reason for dropping by, welcome to our informational web site for brass players.
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. A more detailed method for performance rehabilitation has been compiled into Embouchure Rehabilitation. If you own an older version of Embouchure Rehabilitation, the 2013 version offers an expanded system for using blocked buzzing in rehabilitation. 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.
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 lifters, and mouthpiece donuts which are custom made by Chuck McAlexander at the Brass Lab.
Do you have a question about an embouchure problem you've been dealing with? Please don't think you have to buy a book to ask a question or to seek help from me directly. All inquiries are treated quickly and confidentially. Just send me an email at email@example.com. If you don't hear from me within a few days, resend your inquiry, and include the word embouchure in the subject line.
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