Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetGal, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Miyot

    Miyot Pianissimo User

    Jul 22, 2007
    Wow, 3 hrs. Way to much. Try three 15 min. sessions, with at least 15-30 min inbetween. Take today off and rest up your lip. Do some paradiddles or something. Slow down there.
  2. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 16, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA

    Mushy beat up lips are never normal! With out being there to hear and watch you play, it sounds like you are probably pushing the mouthpiece into your face way to hard. Play long tones and lip slurs as soft as absolutely possible. Make a Mmm with your lips, place the horn to your face with as little pressure as possible, then play as softly as possible. The most important advice that I or any one else here can give you is to find a qualified private instructor!! 30min, once a week, of face time with someone that knows what they are doing is far more valiable than all the information you will get here!!

    Enjoy the trumpet and keep us up to date!
  3. nickenator

    nickenator Pianissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    I recently picked up my trumpet after a long layoff and begun taking lessons. My teacher told me to rest as much as I play, singing the parts I am playing before I actually use my trumpet. I have found this advice to be excellent, as I am not fatiguing as easily and am able to play longer. Singing is a great way to develop your ear for the music also.

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