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embouchure

[¦äm·bə¦shu̇r]
(geology)
The mouth of a river.
A river valley widened into a plain.
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Playing Mechanics Piece by Piece," "Air Control and a Peek at the Internal Embouchure Structure," "Embouchure Speak: A Translation of the Most Common Physical and Playing Symptoms," "Barking Up the Wrong Tree," "Pucker and Buzz," "In the Buzz," "A Generic Embouchure," "A 'Cupple' of Boring Details about Mouthpieces and Horns," "Lip Service," "Horns a Plenty," "A Word about Mouthpiece Repositioning," "Tearing Your Hair," and "It's Mind over Matter," "It Hurts.
Section 1 gives an overview of performance and overuse-related, embouchure, lip and general playing problems: physical overuse of the embouchure, embouchure overuse syndrome, lip swelling and bruising, cardboard (numb) lips, loss of endurance, embouchure weakness, high range problems, minor lip discomforts, air control, excessive mouthpiece pressure, pressure-point abrasions, air-induced abrasions, lip injuries hot spots, stretched lip muscles, torn lip muscles (Satchmo's syndrome), rehabilitation exercises for embouchure overuse syndrome and relaxation and hypnotherapy.
Section 2 gives an overview of the medical and dental condition and disorders that can make playing absolutely miserable: acid reflux disease and excessive salivation (water brash), allergies (food and skin), Bell's palsy, beta blockers (for performance anxiety), burning mouth syndrome, burning lips syndrome, canker sores, cold sores, cracked or chapped lips, dry mouth, embouchure dystonia, facial neuralgias (glossopharyngeal and trigeminal), non-playing related lip swelling, sleep apnea (surgical treatment for), temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMJ), traumatic lip injuries, dental conditions and procedures, adult orthodontia, bone abuses, dental bonding and dental overlays, gum disease, wisdom teeth, traumatic loss of teeth, natural and herbal remedies.