Lip tingle

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  1. just

    just Pianissimo User

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    Hello everyone!

    I have lately changed my morning routine and I now usually feel a tingle on my lips after doing some easy and soft exercises. My teacher told some me some time ago that this is very good. After a while of playing the tingle goes away, should I stop playing and rest when I feel the tingle or should I continue playing until it goes away?

    Thanks, let me know if I haven't expressed myself properly, English is not my first language.

    Just
     
  2. tobylou8

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    Man, I don't know what to say! I've only been playing regularly for the last 9 years. I get lip tingle when I play extended songs when I haven't been able to regularly practice. For me, it's the first sign of fatigue but I've also been told by my teacher it's a good thing. PAIN is a bad thing. Doing Christmas melodies and sing alongs for concerts this time of year leaves little time for rest and the "tingle" creeps in. Rest a minute or two and it goes away and we keep on playing. If it hurts, stop! Merry Christmas!!
     
  3. just

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    Thanks, probably I'm just overthinking thing haha!! Merry Christmas!
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    The tingle, as far as I know, comes from increased blood flow, and is a good sign.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    I was gonna say that but I'm not a doctor and didn't want to dispense false information.:roll::roll:
     
  6. Sethoflagos

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    Amen. By order of the Trumpetmaster moderators, false information shall only be dispensed by qualified physicians.
     
  7. gmonady

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    I concur with the the good Dr. Brother. Tingle is blood flow, blood flow is good. The only real EARLY sign that you are straining your lips is when you start noticing accuracy problems with your performance. That is the sign then to back off.
     
  8. gmonady

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    Hmmm... That hasn't stopped you in the past. So have you been visited by any of the Christmas Ghosts lately. Bah, Humbug!
     
  9. gmonady

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    Hey, I resemble that fact and represent that remark!
     

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