Mouthpiece Pressure

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetaddict, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    Although I'm not able to presently play, it has been my experience that no more pressure is required than a seal between the lips and mouthpiece. Having played multiple brass from picc to Suzy, this I learned to adapt to. Yes, I know others have used more ... and those are the ones I believe are encountering all the problems and now ask what to do to correct them. For my formative years I had a 3/8" overbite and an upper right incisor that was diagonally broken (latter crowned, but gone completely now, except for it's root). Yes, even then I had impressions inside my upper lip from that broken tooth that I lived with and adapted. What I never noticed was a mpc impression on either of my outer lip surfaces even after the longest gig I ever played, a PA Governor's ball, both 3rd trumpet and 2nd trombone.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2011
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I think it is "normal", as long as there is no pain involved. Got to have some pressure and add 4 hours playing. There's gonna be a mark.

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