By Gunnar Mossblad
For a professional saxophonist, or any windplayer, the embouchure is the most important connection to your instrument. It serves as the seal for the air stream and is the final adjustment for the quality of the tone, pitch, timbre and response of the instrument. Have you ever thought what you would do if you woke up one day and could not form an embouchure? Well, I have not only thought about it, it happened to me.
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Bells Palsy Part 1
published in Sept/Oct 2002 Saxophone Journal
Bells Palsy Part 2
published in Nov/Dec 2002 Saxophone Journal
FROM THE EDITOR
With Gunnar Mossbladís permission we have decided to make these two articles on Bells Palsy available to the general public on our website. The medical implications are such that we feel it is important to get the information out there, and hopefully we can help someone else who may be experiencing Bells Palsy. We thank Gunnar for his curageous contribution to Saxophone Journal, and we are happy to report that Gunnar is playing saxophone again and enjoying a renewed career. The 2-part series on Bells Palsy are at: www.dornpub.com/saxophonejournal.html
The two articles Gunnar wrote are being made available free to anyone who wishes to download, and print them (in Adobe Acrobat Reader .pdf format).
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SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT BELLS PALSY
The purpose of this webpage is to share information concerning Bells Palsy (most particularly between saxophone players).
BELLS PALSY SOURCES & WEBSITES
The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide, 3rd Edition
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(Frequently Asked Questions)
An All Inclusive Website That Is A Must-Visit Site
Welcome to the Bell's Palsy Network
"Your On-line Source for Bell's Palsy Information"
(National Center For Facial Paralysis)
Science for the Brain
The nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system
We thank all the website links above for allowing us to present their logos, which link to their websites.
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