Tips for sticky lips?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Keegan Katastrofee, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Keegan Katastrofee

    Keegan Katastrofee New Friend

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    Does anyone have any tips for overcoming "Sticky Lips" i often have the problem of the inside of my lips feeling sticky when playing in some enviroments. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to overcome it?
     
  2. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

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    I find that keeping well hydrated helps, drink plenty of water.
     
  3. jazz9

    jazz9 Piano User

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    Water often helps just about anything for trumpet players. It rinses, hydrates, and does about anything else you can think of.
     
  4. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    sticky lips? how about you run your tongue over your lips? :dontknow:
     
  5. jazz9

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    You know, I just thought of something. Sometimes sugar can do that. It can get all sticky and I won't get into the rest of the details, but do you eat or drink anything sugary before you play? If so, that could be the result: sticky lips.
     
  6. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Brush your teeth.
     
  7. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    :lol:

     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Keegan,
    the winter months and the associated heating will cause you to need more water. Chapstick and handcream sales go up due to this phenomena which also applies to your playing.
    As already suggested, keep hydrated and if you live where it is cold, use some kind of lip balm (especially before going outside) to keep the lips pliable and soft.
     
  9. Pedal C

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    Salty food and sugary drinks do this to me. The only cure I know is to avoid them before you plan on playing or practicing. Brushing my teeth with water and no toothpaste helps a little...at least then you're not constantly blowing sugar back onto your lips (and into your horn!).
     

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