tongue tired?

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  1. Myshilohmy

    Myshilohmy Pianissimo User

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    I have noticed lately at times (not all the time) my tongue gets a tired feeling and I can't really tongue anymore, anyone know what causes this or how to fix it? Do I just take a day off?
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The tongue is a muscle, it does get tired, and don't take a day off.
     
  3. Myshilohmy

    Myshilohmy Pianissimo User

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    It's been happening consistently though
     
  4. Al Innella

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    Work on you lip slurs, seriously rest as long as you play, don't try to do too much in one sitting, when your tongue starts to feel tired put the horn down.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Duhh! Work through it!
     
  6. rowuk

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    Tonguing is a skill very foreign to our bodies.

    There is no long term mechanism to keep it fresh except intelligent DAILY practice.

    The only thing that I can imagine as affecting a player with at least an hour a day of playing, are advanced tonguing exercizes. The solution is not to practice these things for 30 minutes+ straight, rather in 5-10 minute sections with breaks in between.

    Miserable body use can increase tension levels and make articulation tougher. Do a search on body use, go to the Monette web site and check out his link, or get a yoga teacher to check you out.
     

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