U-Trainer Embouchure Training Device

Brass Practice Equipment

  • U-Trainer

    Embouchure Training Device

    A unique practice device designed to help strengthen the ring muscles of the face. The U-Trainer is an isometric type device that you place in your mouth and then work your embouchure muscles to compress and decompress the device. The tension on the device can be easily adjusted in many steps, from very easy to very hard. Silent and hands-free, the U-Trainer is an ideal practice tool for everyday use, especially those times when you have to be away from the horn (such as when commuting, working out,TV time or early/late home quiet hours). Now includes the U-Trainer-Point tool, specific for brass players. This kit is appropriate for all wind and brass players. -cdp

    In order to regulate the pitch on a brass instrument, an inter-muscular coordination of the chin, cheeks and oral ring muscle is necessary. This will center the airflow. The necessary centering increases with increasing pitch. This requires a high level of sensitivity on the part of the player to the immediately vibrating part of the oral ring muscle. The more sensitive the approach, the easier it is to react to the flowing air stream by triggering vibrations and to produce the desired tones. The U-Trainer-Point tool (included) sensitizes the approach and thus promotes the coordinated cooperation of all the attachment muscles. So everyone can increase the centering of the air flow in the mouthpiece cup and expand their range. - the manufacturer

    Note: This model U-Trainer (labeled "for Brass Players") is identical in form and function to the woodwind model (item 130752). The only difference between the two products is that this kit includes an additional tool, the U-Trainer-Point. This tool, similar to a traditional pencil point, is specific to the brass embouchure.

    Some features:

    •  Adjustable tension for a variety of ages, abilities, or practice routines.
    •  Silent.
    •  Washable.
    •  Constructed of clear plastic.
    •  Non-irritable to the skin.

    •  U-Trainer device
    •  U-Trainer-Point device
    •  20 replacement O-rings (also available from your local hardware store if you run out)
    •  Carry case

    U-Trainer Embouchure Training Device
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    • Category: Brass Practice Equipment
    • Item: 097831
    • Grade/Level:
    • Price: $49.95

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