Teaching Brass Instruments
Wait a second. What’s an embouchure?
The embouchure is the manner in which the lips and tongue are applied to such a mouthpiece. The word derives from the French embouchure (to put into the mouth). You must have the proper embouchure in order to sound the Shofar. Many Shofar sounders are not brass instrumentalists and do not know the techniques developed over the past three hundred years. If Shofar repairing requires the Shofar Sounder to change his embouchure, then we find another factor to consider whether the Shofar changes its tone. If, in fact, the repaired Shofar required a change in embouchure, the likelihood is that the Shofar's sound changes.
The idea is to build up your endurance to ensure a sure tone and long notes without UNNECESSARY strain.
Inhale for 8 counts, exhale for 8 counts Inhale for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts Inhale for 2 counts, exhale for 2 counts