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

Hello and welcome to Embouchures.com. Have you surfed by only out of curiosity, or...

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 the all new 2020 editions of  BROKEN EMBOUCHUES and EMBOUCHURE REHABILITATION, the BUZZ PIPE BOOK, and the HEALTHY EMBOUCHURE GUIDE for COMEBACK and AMATEUR BRASS PLAYERS by Lucinda Lewis. You will find them in our Bookstore along with a special offer for those who have purchased previous editions.

 BROKEN EMBOUCHURES is designed as a comprehensive, informational guide to understanding the causes of embouchure problems in brass players. It offers advice on when NOT to change an embouchure, a little food for thought for those who are concerned about mouthpiece pressure, a chapter which contains a description of the various kinds of lip complaints, anomalies, and symptoms different brass players experience in an embouchure dilemma, caveats and information about muscle injuries and lip surgery, and a section on medical and dental problems which can affect a player's embouchure.

EMBOUCHURE REHABILITATION offers exgtensive information about the physical malfunction every player develops from overuse, the enormous emotional impact this kind of ordeal inflicts on a brass player and his capacity to perform, and the role stress and anxiety play in exacerbating and protracting an embouchure problem once it has begun.  It also explains why these problems don't respond to rest or medical treatment, and offers advice on how to overucome a painful, disabling embouchure predicament.

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.

THE HEALTHY EMBOUCHURE GUIDE for COMEBACK and AMATEUR BRASS PLAYERS contains tips for how to return to playing safely, practice, improve range, and prepare to perform. The GUIDE also provides blocked buzzing and buzzing exercises to help you get in shape and stay in shape.

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Buzz Pipes and Mute Nooses

Embouchures.com also features Stephanie Tretick's handmade French horn Mute Nooses and a selection of custom-made TheraPipes by Chuck McAlexander at the Brass Lab. Click here to go to our Products page.

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Do you have a question about an embouchure problem you've been dealing with? Please click here to contact me. If you don't hear back from me in 24 hours, please contact me again from a different email address.

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