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Offline lydian

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Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2022, 02:53:46 PM »
Hi lydian. Welcome to the forum.  :)

You hit the ground running with your first post!

Dave may have been traumatized by his middle school band director, but he's not "100%" wrong. Single lip vs. Double lip embouchure is simply a choice.  It is not for me to say which one is better than the other. I prefer double lip as it feels more relaxed and open.
Thanks. I guess it was bad form to come out swinging on my first post. But the reality is "almost never" rather than "almost always".

As a new clarinet player after 50 years on sax, I was perusing this forum, and the jazz sax double lip claim got me a little worked up. Other than that, loving the forum so far and slowly adapting to clarinet, which I have to play a lot in the 20s/30s dance band I joined recently. I'm getting by, but still have a lot to learn.

Looking forward to more discussion. I'll try to dial it back some in the future.

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Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2022, 05:25:52 PM »
No worries, lydian.

Enjoy the clarinet - it's a very dynamic instrument.
If you like 20's / 30's music (more jazz orientated), check out the link!

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Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2022, 08:06:56 AM »
If you like 20's / 30's music (more jazz orientated), check out the link!

https://syncopatedtimes.com/
Great stuff. Thanks!