Jaw Trouble

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by FreshBrewed, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    Lately I have been developing a "pocket of air" near the upper part of my jaw on the right side of my face. I'm not sure what is causing it. Any ideas?

    I recently made some changes to my chops so this may have something to do with it. However, I have retraced the changes I made and the pocket is even there with my old set of chops now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Oct 24, 2003
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    What's your practice routine like?
     
  3. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    Houston, TX
    On average I pracice about 3 to 4 hours a day. Long tones to start, Clarke studies, sight-reading, lyrical etudes that cover the range of the horn and various solo stuff. After I am done with these things I spend about an hour working on BE. I rest as much as I play and am careful about too much pressure. The bulk of the practice is spent sight-reading. The warm-up is usually about 30 to 45 minutes. This is all done in my basement practice room. :)
     
  4. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Guess I'll pass on this, I'm not a BE/superchopslite fan......
     

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