Does this ever happen to you??

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  1. lpuppy79

    lpuppy79 New Friend

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    i know this is a really weird question but here goes...

    when you guys have been playing high notes on the trumpet for a long time in a session and your lips and mouth muscles are totally worn out. do you guys ever feel air sneeking out between the mouthpiece and the corners of your lips when you attempt to play more high notes??? i did a horrible job of putting this question into words but lets hope you know what i mean.

    thanks everyone!
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Sort of and very occasionally, If I'm tiired my posture goes a bit and I find the trumpet isn't so stable in my hands particularly if I'm playing piano, it does't always happen. I wouldn't try to correct this by adding pressure (horn to lip) as this can be self destructive.

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
  3. lpuppy79

    lpuppy79 New Friend

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    alright... just wanted to make sure it wasn't totally my embochure
     
  4. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

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    Just a sign of fatigue.
     
  5. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

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    If your to the point you describe, it's a sign that you need to stop for awhile, and rest. Likely, the end of your practice day. Don't underestimate the importance of rest.
     
  6. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    no
     
  7. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    Yep, if it was smoke, it'd look like a black powder revolver going off. Smoke from the cylinder gap jetting out to the side.........Buck:oops:
     
  8. lpuppy79

    lpuppy79 New Friend

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    thanks!!
     
  9. Mamba21500

    Mamba21500 Piano User

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    If this happens in the middle of a concert just pull yourself and your lips together, you'll last a while longer with some determination, if you're just practice, play some notes below low C, pack up, and call it a day.
     

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