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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ricecakes230, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

    Jan 15, 2013
    Why is it that I can play my best when my lips feel moistured, thin and smooth, but I can't do as well when my lips feel thick and dry (not chapped). In other words I cannot play in the morning ( after breakfast), but I can play after a day of school, talking, eating etc. My lips aren't chapped or hurt, I just don't know why my lips are this way...

    Why do I get a double buzz after a little bit of Arban #4 scale patterns? As I play it I get a double buzz when I get to around a F (top of the staff). When I play note by note up the staff and come back down, my sound either gets very airy or the sound chokes off. Ex: F to G to A to B to High C back down to B to a airy A to a choked off G. As I do play these things I make sure I am not tense, or too tight, my lips just stop vibrating and it's downhill from there. I don't use lip balm or chapstick by the way.

    I've also feel like my chops are running out quick. Really weird.

    Any advice?
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    You are asking questions here that really no one can answer without seeing or hearing you play. The best advice anyone can give you is find a good private teacher and work with them doing exactly what they assign you.
  3. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

    Oct 21, 2011
    Huntsville, Texas
    Ricecakes, I live in the area and would happy to schedule a few lessons with you.

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