Saxophone oral muscle exercises and methods
The shape of the mouth depends on the support and durability of the facial tissue, so it will be very useful and beneficial to do some exercises to develop muscles.If you practice for a few minutes a day and persist for several months, it will increase the strength of the muscles in this area, and then you can form a mouth shape in the correct posture without restrictions.
1. The corner of the mouth.whistle.Note that the corners of the mouth will move to the center.At this time, smile to the greatest extent possible and pull the corners of your mouth back as much as possible.The practitioner should feel the tight tension in the corners of the mouth at this time.Changing the posture of whistling and smiling is slow at first, but it is regular and rhythmic.After about 50 times, the muscles in this part may feel tired, which indicates that the strength in this part is weak and this kind of exercise is required.Repeat this process 3 times a day, and you will soon feel your muscles become stronger.In order to continue to develop and maintain muscle elasticity, saxophone mouth shape can be practiced in this way from time to time.(Note; don't really whistle, the important thing is the posture of your lips.）
2. Chin muscles. (1) The lower lip is tightly attached to the upper lip.Keep the lip line straight, and the lower lip must not protrude, but do your best to hold it tightly.The player will notice the bulge of the chin-this is an ordinary situation during practice.Placing a mirror in front of you during the exercise will help to observe the posture.Maintain this exercise posture for 10 seconds, then repeat 25 times. (2) Maintain the above posture and lower your jaws while your lips are still close.Saxophone mouth shape, the mouth is opened about half an inch at this time, but the same relationship between the jaw and the lower lip must be maintained.Place your index finger on your lower lip and press down hard.The lower lip should resist the downward pressure of the fingers and support yourself without the help of the lower jaw.If you can feel that the lower teeth are located under the lip, it means that the chin muscles have not been properly supported.The practice of chin muscles should also be persisted every day. Only after correctly understanding and mastering it can it be possible to save a lot of time in the development of mouth shape.
The location of the flute head: Due to the different sizes of each oral cavity, the thickness of the lips, the length and neatness of the teeth, and the different types of seedlings, the number of flute heads is also different.The principle and purpose of the instrument with the flute head is to find the best pull point and make a good sound.First, start with less test blowing at the front end of the flute head, and gradually a little bit more test blowing later; then, start with more test blowing at the back end of the flute head, and gradually move forward a little bit less test blowing. Through this method, repeatedly compare with your own timbre and find that the saxophone has both the plump and round woodwind instruments and the bright and wonderful sound of metal. That is, if you find the best vibration point, you can fix the position of the flute head.