Mouthpiece Pressure – Fact or Myth

Editor's Abstract

For brass players, mouthpiece pressure is a hot topic! Most have been warned against it since they started playing. But is it really so bad?
Lucinda Lewis, French hornist with the New Jersey Symphony and author of Broken Embouchures, a book dealing with the overuse and performance-related injuries of brass players, offers a second look at mouthpiece pressure. She cites the lack of scientific evidence that mouthpiece pressure is damaging, and discusses the mechanics of how healthy playing can protect brass players from mouthpiece-pressure damage.

Ann Drinan

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