Chapter 9: Lip Slurs and the Oral Cavity

Smile–it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.  ~Anonymous

Chapter 9: Lip Slurs and the Oral Cavity

This Chapter Covers:

  • Regular slurs,
  • what is a lip slur?
  • Lip slur techniques,
  • lip slur exercises,
  • lip slur method books.

Terms to Know:

  • lip slur: The technique of moving from one note to another note that shares the same fingering without using the tongue-strike.
  • oral cavity: The space inside your mouth and throat. Used to affect the sound you get on the horn.

Resources for Chapter 9:

  • Images from CH 9 (click for larger image):
  • ….. 9.1: Lip slur and regular slur

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  • …..9.2: Downward lip slurs

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  • …..9.3: More lip downward lip slurs, slightly larger interval

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  • …..9.5: Upward lip slurs

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  • …..9.6: Large interval lip slurs

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Other Resources:


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