Air Leaks anyone??

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  1. 4INer

    4INer Pianissimo User

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    I probably wouldn't even notice the leak, except that I tend to play with "wet lips" especially in the lower register and I can feel the cooling effect as the air escapes over the moisture. I have expermented with keeping the lips dry, but the air leak is still there. I have thought about another mouthpiece change, but I would think going larger would be the way to go if the mp was the issue and I am playing (for about 14 months now) on a hammond 2mlx which would equate to a bach 1. I'm probably just overthinking it and like you said it's something that may solve itself over time. One thing about trumpet playing, if 2 years of solid practice doesn't get you where you want to be, may 3 or 4 years will....... :) and hey, I'm retired so I've got nothing but time....
     
  2. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

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    Maybe its an unsuitable mpc?
     
  3. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    60 years old (today!) But recently noticed a leak out the side...audible. Never had such before, and not exerting less or more pressure. Odd after all these years and not doing anything differently of which I am aware.
    Maybe it's a sympathetic issue after reading this thread.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe your hydration is down today and the lips are simply not as supple as they normally are. Bag of chips before going to bed?.............

     
  5. gordonfurr1

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    I think I need to just practice kissing more.
    All-around embouchure training.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Teacher, teacher, teacher! ;-)

     
  7. gordonfurr1

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    ... Or spend more time sucking up.
    Both kissing and sucking up strengthen the embouchure...
     
  8. therealnod

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    Are we still talking about trumpet?
     
  9. gordonfurr1

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    Nope.
     
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