Greetings, TMers. Just looking for what the players are doing naturally - once you've set your embouchure, put the mouthpiece to your lips and started playing, how often to you remove the mouthpiece to relax/reset? Or do you try to keep it in place as long as possible until the larger rests? I've observed recently (maybe just became aware) that occasionally, and not necessarily fatigue related, I seem to be pulling away at any little opportunity. Other times, it's horn-to-lips for long passages. I'm thinking it's unconsciously song-related and how I'm attacking the style, but haven't come to any conclusion on this as to when/why I'm doing either. And not entirely certain of the positive or negative aspects of each. Any opinions (I know, silly question - always lots of these)? Regards, Michael.