POSITION OF THE MOUTHPIECE IN YOUR MOUTH

Place the upper teeth on the upper surface of the mouthpiece closer to the top. Fold the upper lip and cleave it with the upper teeth and upper part of the mouthpiece.

Incorrect

Correct

Lean the lower lip slightly on the lower teeth. It supports one-third (up to half) of the lower part of the mouthpiece, ie. the reed (see picture left).

To relieve the pressure of the lower teeth to the lower lip keep the chin tight. It is very important from the very start.

Never play with “Popeye” chin and inflated cheeks (see photo right).

Taken from my book
I Am Studying Clarinet I

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