Re: [Harp-L] Re: Standard embouchures

(Joseph Leone)->"The muscles in the face control it. Suction, pressure, etc."

You control your tongue with muscles in your face?

Some facial muscles particularly around the lips ensure an air-tight seal (which is important for bending) but other than that air-tight seal then the bend is caused via control of muscles that are directly effecting the shape of the oral cavity.

Seydel has a really accurate diagram on their site showing the various tongue-positions and indicating how the front-to-back position of the hump of the tongue controls the resonance of the air column.

BTW: throat-vibrato is _not_ any type of bend (nor is hand-vibrato).


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