Looking for Comments and thoughts about playing softly... okay, awhile back I posted some questions about lip slurs. I recieved some pretty good suggestions and think I have a better understanding about why practicing softly is important. Even in my better playing days I never was able to do lip slurs fast without a lot of movement in my jaw. So I recieved advice that I should work on this playing softly and trying not to move the jaw. What I found out is that when I play softly I use less pressure. I always played with quite a bit but my endurance help up and I could generally play complex pieces so none of my instructors messed with it. I am starting to think that the pressure is what caused the lack of flexibility. I am also thinking that in the long run less pressure will translate to increase range and endurance. Is that the general jist of my playing softly is reccomended?