Lips after playing Loudly

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark_Kindy, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Bruce Ferden,when music director of our orchestra was good about letting us play as loudly as we wanted at least once a concert, and got to play some pieces that really tested our endurance--loud and on the face a long time. Although it was our general custom to drink beer after rehearsals we would start off with a shot of whiskey on those grueling days and feel the burn in our cracked lips. Fun!
  2. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

    Jul 11, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    +1 --- I have days when I say -- "my lips feel good", strong but not overtaxed, firm but not swollen, supple but not flacid --- I think at some time when you get in a routine you get used to where your body feels good at, and how much you can push it, and also you learn on bad days -- how to "listen to your body" -- to push hard on good days, and to back it off when those not so good days come around. ROFL ROFL ROFL

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