Lip Swelling

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  1. Andyydna101

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    What is classified as "swelling" in the lips? I have seen many different examples and pictures of "swelling" but I'm not sure if the lips in the source are actually swelling or just red from playing.

    I have had an endurance problem for quite some time because of the enormous amount of pressure I used. Now, a year later, I removed most of the pressure but after I play for 10 minutes or more my top lip starts to form a protruding ring where my mouthpiece is placed. I was wondering if this is actually swelling or just a normal occurrence. If it is swelling, I was also questioning whether I should continue playing afterwards or set the horn down for the rest of the day.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. gmonady

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    When your lips swell.
     
  3. gmonady

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    Signs that you are still using enormous amount of pressure.
     
  4. Andyydna101

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    I should reword the question:
    At what point is swelling "too much" and the player should stop playing for the day?
     
  5. gmonady

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    Red is capillary blood that is rushing into your lip to carry away lactic acid build up. The pH change causes an inflammatory reaction that cause fluid to leak out into the lip connective tissue... called edema. All this is a sign of stress on your lip... Stop doing that!
     
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    When you start loosing accuracy and control at attacking notes.
     
  7. Andyydna101

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    Does this include a simple reddening of the lips/skin surrounding? Or just swelling?
     
  8. gmonady

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    If you live in the Denver area... check out Rick Jordan. He is an excellent trumpet clinician and teaches lessons in the Denver area. This is a recording of him playing second trumpet to one of the BEST lead players that ever lived!

    https://soundcloud.com/doctor-jazz/new-life
     
  9. Andyydna101

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    Thank you for the advice, I will look into him.
     
  10. Andyydna101

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    What is the name of the group?
     

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