Embosure by Tom Hooten

Embosure
SKU:
Embosure
$279.00
(1 review)
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Width:
9.00 (in)
Height:
9.00 (in)
Depth:
9.00 (in)
Fixed Shipping Cost:
$9.00
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We're so excited to have Tom's new tool in the shop! It is a fantastic new resource for brass players!

 

THE EMBOSURE IS A REVOLUTIONARY PRACTICE TOOL THAT HELPS YOU IMPROVE THE MOST COMPLEX, HARD-TO-UNDERSTAND ASPECTS OF YOUR PLAYING EASILY AND QUICKLY.

While the Embosure can't do the work for you, it can identify issues so you can solve them faster than you ever believed possible. With consistent practice, the Embosure will help you improve your:

  • Efficiency
  • Endurance
  • Response
  • Range
  • Flexibility
  • and even your tone and projection

An amazing embouchure development tool, the Embosure has 3 main components: 

  • The Visualizer, which includes three rims (sizes 1.5, 3, and 7) to help you to see how the lips balance inside the rim.
  • The Aperture Setter, which allows you to sensitize and focus the aperture. 
  • The Conditioning and Coordination Tool, which builds embouchure strength while training the body to properly relax, in order to maintain a free air stream.

Once you purchase an Embosure, you'll get full access to my series of instructional videos. These cover:

  • How to use the Embosure
  • Technical breakdowns of why the Embosure works
  • Techniques of top players who incorporate the Embosure into their daily practice

 

From Tom:
"This is a daily use tool for me that helps me find core of sound, efficiency, consistency from day to day and to really help me put the work in the right place. I recently have created improvements in my own playing in range and endurance, flexibility and I really attributed it to this device
I only wish that I had it when I was younger."

 

Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent warm up tool

    Posted by Aaron Hoffman on 6th Mar 2023

    TL;DR: This tool gives excellent feedback as to what's happening inside the mouthpiece. You can use that feedback to improve ease and efficiency in your playing. Watch the instructional videos before you try to use it. I bought this because I'm trying to improve ease and efficiency in my trumpet playing. Unfortunately for me, that means I need to very slightly adjust my mouthpiece position. I tend to play off center to the left due to my dental structure, and I have the tendency to let things drift further to the left as time goes on. The result was that my aperture sat too close to the mouthpiece rim which caused the rim to attenuate the vibration of my aperture. I was compensating by using excess pressure and tension. The Embosure is the tool I needed to find my optimal mouthpiece placement. When I have everything setup properly with the Embosure, I can produce a clear, focused, and nearly effortless buzz. This transfers directly to easier and more efficient playing when I move to the horn. In my daily practice, I start with the Embochure before picking up the horn to make sure I get my setup right. Since I'm trying to make a slight embochure change, I check in with the Embosure a few times during my practice sessions to make sure I'm maintaining that optimal setup. The Embosure is a really fantastic tool. However, it may highlight the need for an embochure change. Be careful with that. I found that the adjustments I needed to make are fairly minor, but the benefits are huge in terms of efficiency, ease of playing, and tone quality. Finding that sweet spot would have taken me months or maybe years of experimenting without the feedback I get from the Embosure. Finally -- WATCH TOM'S VIDEOS!!! I don't think the Embosure will do anything to help you at all if you don't watch Tom's instructional videos. Watch them all before you even get the thing in your hands. Use the time between when you order it and when it arrives. Then watch videos 1-3 again when you have it in your hands. Play it with the backing tracks when your comfortable. Take it slow, and take it easy. The build quality is fantastic. The only real downside is that I'm afraid the cost of this thing will scare people away or make it inaccessible. On the other hand, it's cheaper (and, in my opinion, better for you) than another mouthpiece safari. The box it came in is too big to be conveniently carried along in my trumpet case. It would be great if they offered a padded pouch or some sort of small case to make it easier to carry.