At the end of the two-year period, we will have sufficient data collected to understand how a well-balanced embouchure works, therefore, will be able to incorporate it into a new method book helping players to gain more control over their mouth articulators while playing. As a result, this will help them to avoid painful indispositions (such as tendonitis, TMJ, “biting effect”, provide a new scientific material for further research in clarinet/woodwinds pedagogy and also help teachers to improve their own methodology.
Our preliminary data indicates that the research goals presented here can be accomplished in due course. The findings will add to the knowledgebase for clarinet playing in the form of papers submitted for peer-review publication. We also aim to translate the research findings into practical applications to support progress and quality of teaching and learning on all levels of clarinet performance: from beginners to high-end professionals.