Pressure - A real challenge or THE challenge I’ve read, studied, talked and practiced tons about “No Pressure”, had lessons from some world class pro’s, and have been applying the principles for 4 years now, and I finally play very lightly on the mouthpiece no matter where I am on the horn. It took a loooooong time for that to go into muscle memory, (bad habits are hard to break) and Lots and Lots and Lots of practice to get my set correct to accept the new approach to the mouthpiece without interfering with my work chops. For years I said “Oh yeah I don’t use pressure” But now I realize how much I really did. I had to look in a mirror and ask myself, "Do you use more pressure than you think you do ? " It’s a good thing my lead pipe finger hook had a good solder job ! That was my start... I got to wondering, how many of you REALLY take no pressure serious, ( I know we ALL take it serious because we all know the consequences of pressure) but systematically WORK at reducing it. How is it going with it ? Run into any problems with the change ? Hardest part, easiest part. To me it was the key that unlocked MANY doors to playing this horn “Mechanically” correct, and there’s no returning after you change, ever. Those of you that have know what I mean.