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by oplein
(2 posts)
3 weeks ago

Double lip embouchure?

Hello around two weeks ago I saw something online that said that Coltrane used a double lip embouchure. After reading this I decided to do some more research and I discovered that a lot of people have mostly positive things to say after switching from single to double lip. As a saxophonist who is constantly listening to Trane and trying to achieve a Trane like tone I decided to try it out myself. I’ve been trying to use it for the last week or so but it just hurts to much and I give up..Do you guys think it is worth the switch? Does embouchure affect tone that much? Thanks!

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (451 posts)

    3 weeks ago

    Re: Double lip embouchure?

    Read the small paperback book Chasing the Trane.

    Trane had very bad dental problems. His double embouchure venture was

    his attempt to play with less pain.....

    Ironically, the act of Chasing Trane is a very old concept. You just end up looking and sounding like someone trying to sound like Trane. There are a number of players that have used and still use the double embouchure thing. Branford Marsalis did at one point and maybe still does.

    My advise is, play with the normal embouchure Adolph Sax intended and FIND YOUR OWN UNIQUE VOICE. You will be much happier in the long run. There is only one of you.

    Good Luck

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  2. by oplein
    (2 posts)

    3 weeks ago

    Re: Double lip embouchure?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks

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