Comeback player, stages of development, and embrochure

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Podzol, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Podzol

    Podzol New Friend

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    Very nice! Thanks. I love the picture and appreciate Kingtrumpet's ultimate sacrifice towards this awesome reply to my post.
     
  2. Comeback

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    Re: Lip Bump?

    Yes, Gary, my friend, I am getting this. You and VB are probably right. The two of you know way more trumpet stuff than I do. Blake, however, did a fine job of presenting his problem to us. One of his concerns that caught my attention was this:
    What Blake is experiencing may simply be a consequence of time off, and maybe his lip bump has no downside...but then again, perhaps there is something else.

    Jim
     
  3. eviln3d

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    Not to sound any alarm bells, but I can't say I ever experienced any white circle around my lips, even years ago when I was in hardcore mode practicing hours a day. Maybe you are using too much pressure? Or maybe it is something else... I wouldn't take the diagnosis of folks on a forum in lieu of a doctor.
     
  4. mgcoleman

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    gmonady?
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I'm reluctant, a doubting Thomas of sorts, to concur with Dr. Gmonady on the development of a callus on the lip being "the sign of a trumpet player". Really, I consider circumstances that thicken the skin as abuse. I've not one callus on my hands, to my wife's angst that they are softer than hers, because I wear work gloves when handling cardboard boxes or doing yard or constructive work, and not on the soles of my feet as I don't go around barefoot, or on my lips as I don't overdo playing brass instruments, and here again we can get a testament from my wife on my lip condition. Too, again this is a physiological variance, one person to another. Knowing the high energy style of GM's jazz performance, I could only wish there were technology to ascertain the mouthpiece pressure he puts forth ... but I am certain it is more than I utilize and more often. Too, I have more variance in mouthpieces than he uses, because I also play multi brass vis cornet, F mellophone, euphonium and sometimes tuba.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    I've a permanent "divot" (upper lip thinner over a slightly protruding tooth) acquired during High School, and hasn't bothered me at all over these last few decades. I don't believe there is any one style or specific type of exercise that could be considered a culprit.
     
  7. eviln3d

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    Accepting him to be a doctor I would still think a physical visit would be more appropriate than an over the net description and diagnosis. Imagine how many people would misdiagnose a melanoma if it was always just down to a person describing what they thought it looked like and a doctor making a diagnosis based on their description and not actually seeing it.

    And that also presupposed that a doctor on a forum is actually a doctor. While I am no medical doctor, online I could claim to be Marcus Welby MD. Would you really feel good about trusting an unknown person on the other side of a forum with your life?
     
  8. mgcoleman

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    Pass. I would suggest addressing credibility doubts directly with gmonady.

    P.S. Robert Young died in 1998, so you wouldn't get much mileage out of claiming to be Marcus Welby. ROFL
     
  9. Podzol

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    If I died from a bad embouchure, I would be a willing sacrificial lamb to the betterment of brass players around the globe. Kingtrumpet and I would look down (or up) upon this fine world and hear the beautiful sound of correct horn playing and smile best we could with our lacerated/lesioned lips.
     
  10. eviln3d

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    I think you misunderstood what I wrote. I never questioned whether gmonady was a doctor or not. I simply stated that no one really has a clue who is who they truly claim to be on the internet. It was simply a reminder to the OP that a healthy dose of skepticism when using the internet might be helpful.
     

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