Embouchure vs. mouthpiece

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Posted by Josh Whitlow on January 19, 1999 at 21:53:23:

I have noticed for a long time that when I play my embouchure is not centered in the mouthpiece. Instead, I tend to be in the upper third of the cup. I do not play in the center of the mouthpiece unless I am playing below the staff. I have tried playing centered in the cup, but quickly lose tone quality and control. Does anyone see this as a serious problem? I am aware that some teachers spend a great deal of time on embouchure placement, etc. while others do not. Opinions would be appreciated!!

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