Running out of liquid (upper lip)

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by frankmike, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    The sugar between your cheek and gum will also cause a healthy dental bill for the dentist.
  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga New Friend

    Feb 27, 2010
    Maybe you need to break up your practice a bit with more rest....
  3. sonicgeo2

    sonicgeo2 Pianissimo User

    Exactly what I was about to say! A couple years ago I started implimenting practicing ten minutes on, ten minutes off, etc, and my practicing has improved ever since. I used to just practice until I got tired, take like two minutes off, then just keep pressing onward and my practice sessions weren't nearly as productive! Definitely something to consider!
  4. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

    Dec 5, 2008
    I'll try it, 10 mins on, 10 mins off ten times during the day. its 100 minutes netto, 200 minutes brutto. I think I can squeeze it into my time sheet.

    but what about warm-up, my warmup takes 10 minutes usually. hmm do I cut it down to 3 mins?
  5. Ed Kennedy

    Ed Kennedy Forte User

    Nov 18, 2006
    Sugarless gum, recommended by a teacher for dry mouth due to nerves. Citrus is good too. I like the Maurice Andre idea.
  6. scaramanga

    scaramanga New Friend

    Feb 27, 2010
    I think you have to feel how the lips are responding - it will be different each day. But I would say rest after a few minutes in the warmup. Its also about what you are doing in the warm up.
  7. abode91

    abode91 New Friend

    Mar 15, 2010
    Thanks guys you help me a lot when i have that problem i usually keep my water bottle next to me and just sip water now and then
    NOW I'm going to try that 190 min on and 10 min off and see what I'll improve


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