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posted: 6/24/2006 at 8:52:40 AM ET
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Is there a proper position for the mouthpiece for trumpets. I have read articles saying that it should be 3/4 bottom lip and 1/4 top lip. In another article I read that it should be 1/2 and 1/2. I'm trying to hit high note now such as high C two octaves higher then middle C. For me I place 3/4 top lip and 1/4 bottom lip. It makes all the high note easy and at the same time I can still hit the low notes with ease. Is this the wrong position for the mouthpiece or is it just in the persons style. Please help me....

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posted: 7/6/2006 at 4:29:29 PM ET
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The general rule is slightly higher on the upper lip. Since peoples lips are all diferent,there are MANY variations.

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posted: 7/15/2006 at 12:20:11 AM ET
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Hi trumpetgeek, You might want to check out this link -

about halfway down the page, under "techniques" click on the word "EMBOUCHURE" and it will decsribe several different styles used by some of the greatest trumpet players. Hope this helps?!

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