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by Bob Katt
(1 post)
7 years ago


I had always (60 years of playing) heard and seen the word spelled "embrouchure". When, recently, a friend spelled it as "embouchure", I almost was going to correct him. Instead, I looked it up on Wikipedia and other net sources and found that is is, in fact, the PREFERRED spelling. It is said that it is from the French (of course) for applying the mouth. (La bouche) As a word junkie, I wonder if anyone has the derivation of the newer (incorrect?) spelling?

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  1. by kelsey
    (926 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Embouchure?

    I always say chops!! Embrouchure or Embouchure are both too hard to spell. How about chopbrouchure??....Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Embouchure?

      what about chopbouchure? I pronounce it with an "r".... I have no idea how that effects the spelling.

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