Red rings, all that bad?

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  1. JackTheMusician

    JackTheMusician Pianissimo User

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    About 2 years ago I started getting red rings when playing, now I still do but not as bad.

    Are they always necessarily a bad thing?

    Note, the ring almost disappears after a couple of minutes and I get them after playing just middle line G's.

    Any opinions on the matter? My old trumpet teacher got them too as quick as me so I'm not alone haha
     
  2. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Where do you get the red rings?
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Walmart. $4.79 for 6.
     
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  4. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Funny guy... ROFL
     
  5. just

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    I'm guessing you get them on your lips... ;) I have a permanent ring on my upper lip and it doesn't affect my playing.

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  6. Sethoflagos

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    In stave G is one of our easiest notes and one where we generally have little problem in generating a good strong lip vibration.

    But this lip vibration generates heat and our bodies have to get rid of that heat to prevent tissue damage. The medics can give you the lowdown on the internal workings but essentially the red ring shows where heat is being transferred by conduction from our blood through the skin into the (cooler) mouthpiece. It's a good thing, and something we should consider before opting for mouthpieces made from poorly conducting materials like plastic.
     
  7. ALWilts

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    Could it possibly be from too much pressure? Just putting it out there, with no evidence or knowledge to back it up...
     
  8. dangeorges

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    Are the rings on the leadpipe or the bell of the horn? They could be red rot
     
  9. Solar Bell

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    On his lips.
     
  10. Culbe

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    Only if red rot disappeared a few minutes after playing!
     

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