Swelled lips, feels better?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by loweredsixth, May 1, 2005.

  1. loweredsixth

    loweredsixth Pianissimo User

    Mar 11, 2005
    Fresno, California, USA
    I have always prefered to practice in the morning (within an hour of waking up) because my lips are a little bit swelled, and for some reason that feels better to me.

    Any ideas why slightly swelled lips might feel better? I like having a little more cushion, and my tone seems to be fatter.

    Does this mean that my mouthpiece is too wide for my lips? Or that I'm using some kind of smiling/stretching technique when I play?

    Any ideas would help.

    Thanks Manny

    Joe Lewis
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Sounds to me like you have all the possibilities covered. So, is it time for a different mouthpiece? Maybe a little tighter rim is what's called for and a good "TOOH" consistently when you articulate and maintain "HOOH" as your vowel.


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