Air and Embouchure
How do I form the bassoon embouchure? How can I help students learn to form the bassoon embouchure correctly? How is air used when playing the bassoon? What is the air-embouchure balance? What is the important of voicing when playing the bassoon?
Workbook Page: 11
Read and Review
Tips for Building Tone
Strategies for Forming the Embouchure
Voicing on the Bassoon (11)
The syllables “dew”, “doe”, “dah” and “dee” are used to assist with air-embouchure balance in different registers. Both lip pressure and tongue position are adjusted when a student imagines voicing syllables. Assuming an appropriate air supply, the position of the tongue adjusts the “air” side of the air-embouchure balance by changing the air speed. Voicing is simply a helpful tool to help students provide the appropriate air-embouchure balance in all registers.