Open and closed apertures

The original question was about Lynch’s book and his version of a lip curl, very little pressure embouchure. One poster stated that Bobby Shew (a great player in all areas of the horn) said it was BS. Well that is true in Bobby’s case. Here’s why. The 2 use completely opposite approaches to get to the same place. Bobby uses an open aperture and by his own words NEEDS the horn to give him feedback (resistance) to complete his buzz. The Z horn has a published bore size of .445. It has a large bell and a ML tuning slide section and these things enable it to blow more freely than you would think. I played an open aperture for years. It produced a good tone (although no better than my current embouchure). I could play to high A above high C. For me it required too much work to […]

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