inner violin and embouchure

The musician sets up his vibrating attitude by rooting his air column in his heels, and the wind player moreover pictures his embouchure at the sound source, located at the bottom of his diaphragm : then, letting the relaxation down, the inner vibration gently takes off from the root of the air column, to feed the instrument through this embouchure, or through the violonist’s clavicle.


The most important of all is to listen to the sound that will come and not just to the sound already achieved.


Dominique Hoppenot, Le violon intérieur
(translated by Guy Robert)

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