Hi and Help

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by A2hok, May 22, 2008.

  1. A2hok

    A2hok New Friend

    May 22, 2008
    Cambridge - UK

    Heres my story, I've been playing the trumpet for 10 years, lived through braces and tooth breakages - come out of the otherside in one piece. However, recently I've taken a massive intrest in Jazz. I've always been in a Big Band - since I was 11 or something. But recently I joined a Jazz Dectet (10 of us). I've done jazz before, but I've never seemed to care too much until now.

    Alright, you've heard my story, heres my problem. When trying to improve my tone - making it kinda unique: its now mellow but piercing (not my words), I added a bit of pressure to my playing - only a bit: its nothing really. But now I have permenant tooth ache. I dont know if its due to the pressure or my recent style of practice: I've been practicing normally - air in, air out, buzzing, etude warm up, play my pieces - but afterwards I continue playing and practicing jazz pieces and imporvisation, generally testing my lips endurance to its capacity.

    Now, before you say its the pressure, I went through a stage of pressure playing after I got my braces off (about 3 years ago) and its no where near the same kinda pressure as it is now. Maybe it feels like more pressure now because I've been practicing hard everyday.

    Any Ideas?

    By the way, if you guys need any advice about braces, tooth breakages or anything about what I've mentioned, I'd love to help.
  2. Scooter01

    Scooter01 Pianissimo User

    Mar 31, 2006
    Get ye to a dentist and ask him.
  3. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 4, 2007
    I agree.

    There could be inflammation, receding gum line, a crack in a tooth that is starting to abscess, etc.
    All of which I have gone through many times, but I waited until it was too late and sometimes lost teeth.

    You might just need to let it rest for a while, but better to play it safe and have a dentist look at it.

    - Morris

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