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To Your Health: When Embouchures Break

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Lewis, L.
Journal Title: International Musician
Date Published: Mar-03
Language: English
Category: Overuse Syndrome and Musculoskeletal Injuries
Key Words: embouchure overuse stress instrument wind musician
Full Citation: Lewis, Lucinda. To Your Health: When Embouchures Break. International Musician 101, no. 3 (March 2003): 9.
Full Abstract: Embouchures are one of the most vital parts of a brass musician's playing, but many musicians face physical health problems with their lips. Performance related overuse can result in physical trauma and can be detrimental to one's career. The book Broken Embouchures: An Embouchure Handbook and Repair Guide discusses this overuse and strategies to avoid injury.