I have recently come across a podcast by Clarineat called Embouchure Drills with Kornel Wolak, where they talk about Dr. Wolak’s new book Embouchure Drills and the importance of the embouchure as one of the main pillars in clarinet playing.
Today I would like to share with you the most accurate definition of embouchure that I have ever heard:
“Embouchure is a state of dynamically balanced tension between the muscles that form and sustain it. Its efficiency depends on muscle control happening in response to and in anticipation of the ever changing resistance of air pressure of different notes on the clarinet. This process makes the embouchure dynamic in nature.” – Kornel Wolak.