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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Hey_Pauly, Nov 4, 2011.
For your lip to tingle after playing?
It could mean that you're on the border of over training. I've had it happen a few times the past 48 years on the horn. Each time corresponded to some kind of heavy session. When in doubt? Take a day off.
Actually one of the main advantages of shallow or smaller mouthpiece selection and expertise is the ability to meet one's playing expectations without hurting the chops.
Be careful though. If over training is a tendency you have you'll just carry that habit on over to the shallower mouthpiece.
In fact the only time I ever drew blood on my lip was while using a shallow mouthpiece. It wasn't because the piece was harsh. It was super soft edged. I had however just carried on my over training habit over to the newer mouthpiece. But that was 35 years ago.
These days I'm almost never "spent" at the end of any gig. Thanks to discipline and shallow mouthpieces when and where they fit in the music.
Its just one more perk for being a trumpet player, the best hobby/profession/obsession/adiction/whatever swear word you want to insert here/. Best wishes.
The tingle is just a sign that you haven't used so much pressure that the lip tissue died. Keep doing what you are doing. After a while, you won't notice the tingling because your face muscles will be really sore. After practicing even more, your whole body could hurt - covering up the face pain. Once you get beyond that, YOU start answering the questions here!
and with that, we really feel your pain, Rowuk! Now MY body hurts; I am an empath!
Yeah, that pain eventually wanders to where the sun doesn't shine...................
I believe you could also read this advice as it applies to kissing. Not too much of a distraction from the root themes of this thread, I mean WE ARE TRUMPET PLAYERS!
Not if you frequent Orient Beach on Sint Maarten!