Apertures

Some of the statements about Bobby Shew are a little misleading because they are NOT complete. Yes Bobby Shew does use his tongue as you posted. BUT the story of his aperture does NOT stop there. He does buzz his lips (in practice as a warmup) and realizes the benefits of that buzzing. He even teaches some advanced (adult) students to lip buzz. He places a finger on each side of his lips about the distance of his mpc rim to isolate the buzz. As far as aperture settings there are several subsections of a touching embouchure. There are people who use a “Bulldog face” like Roy Romans approach to the Stevens. It is tight and to me pinched. They go from that tight setting to barely touching and everything inbetween. You asked about the benefits of a touching apeture. That is outlined below. First there is a vibration setup […]

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