Can you wiggle your ears? If you are like most people, you can move your
ears only when contorting your face in strange ways, or you can't move
them at all. This is because you lack awareness of the muscles involved.
Luckily, moving your ears is not a necessary skill for survival. However,
to create your ideal sound, you must have full awareness of the muscles
in your embouchure.
Push in the sides of The Wind-o with the corners of your mouth, and you
immediately feel which muscles you are using. The Wind-o provides clear
and immediate feedback to help you experience the optimal use of the side
muscles of your mouth.
Use the right muscles in the right way. Gain independent control over
the muscles of the embouchure. Learn how to use the side muscles of the
mouth without relying on excessive biting or pressure.
Push in the sides of The Wind-o with the corners of your mouth, but keep
the center of your lips poised, flexible, and responsive to vibrations.
Blow through The Wind-o, and learn to maintain good embouchure form while
using air. Using good form on The Wind-o translates directly to good form while playing your instrument.
Have you ever struggled with maintaining your best sound through all dynamic
levels? Using air puts considerable strain on the muscles of your embouchure.
The increased air pressure involved when playing loudly can distort the
embouchure, thereby distorting the sound.
Push in the sides of The Wind-o with the corners of your mouth, and elastics stretch to provide resistance. Blow through The Wind-o, and it becomes more difficult to keep the corners in place. Overcoming this resistance builds strength in the side muscles of your mouth.
Fatigue will turn the best intentions into mediocre results. Embouchure
fatigue contributes to instability of tone, intonation, articulation, and
greatly limits musical freedom. Regular use of the Wind-o will help ensure
your embouchure always supports your musical vision.