Live Illustrations by Professionals

Live Illustrations by Professionals is designed to afford young musicians a close-up view of artists' embouchures in action. Most students' opportunities to observe the embouchures of experts are limited either to still photographs or to views from long distances. LIPs images illustrate the physical details of embouchures in varied performance contexts (e.g., high and low registers, loud and soft dynamics).

Each LIPs video page includes a discussion with the artist about the essential fundamentals of the instrument.

We hope that you find this a useful resource for your students and for your own development as musicians and teachers. We welcome your comments.

To view the LIPs videos, select the instrument you wish to view from the menu on the right. Then click on an image to view the video for each topic. These pages work best with high-speed internet connections and good quality speakers.