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Embouchure Health and Maintenance

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Pelletier, A.
Journal Title: The Horn Call
Date Published: May-99
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: embouchure health maintenance French horn musician
Full Citation: Pelletier, Andrew J. Embouchure Health and Maintenance. The Horn Call 29, no. 3 (May 1999): 65-6.
Full Abstract: Suggests strategies for avoiding injury to the horn embouchure, including being attentive to signs of stress, getting enough rest, and drinking plenty of water. Offers some suggestions to horn players on preserving and maintaining a healthy embouchure. Cites the author's experience in preventing injury, stressing that listening to the body is among the most important lessons. Recommends getting proper rest, drinking plenty of water, and paying attention to diet. Also discusses using massage techniques and suggests that individuals experiment to develop their own specific routine for embouchure health.