Forming the embouchure is one of the most important parts about playing any instrument. The embouchure is the way you apply your mouth to the embouchure hole in order to play the clarinet. Without a proper embouchure, you will not be able to produce good sounds on your instrument.
- Say the word “aah”. This should create an opening without any tension.
- Roll about half of your bottom lip over your teeth.
- Take the mouthpiece/barrel and place it on the center of your bottom lip and slide your mouthpiece into your mouth.
- Close your mouth slowly, letting your top teeth touch the top of the mouthpiece. But make sure that you do not bite down.
- Close your lips around your mouthpiece, keeping the corners firm.
- Your chin should be pointed down and flat.
- Make sure that the mouthpiece and barrel are pointed towards the ground at a 45 degree angle.