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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by andredub, Jan 31, 2012.
OOPS! I just licked a bowl clean, after eating ice cream out of it.
Ask your clarinet or sax playing friends to play on a dry reed. They can do it but will fight it all the way. Then ask them to wet the reed and try again.
Use your ears and ask yourself what was more comfortable to listen to.
Our lips have fluid in them already; wood is not naturally flexible unless moist.
Since I have saliva I start playing rather dry, then my lips get wet. I'll use a hanky to wipe them off periodically to avoid slippage of the mouthpiece, or a natural tendency to press the mouthpiece to my lips too hard causing swelling. Frankly, it would seem more natural to have slight moisture but not excessive. At least it works for me.
kinda dry upper, kinda wet lower. Sometimes I practice totally wet, just to see where that gets me. Usually to the papertowel rack.
Experimenting with it is half the fun.
I just use the chops the good Lord gave me for that day. That has always worked will for me.
I wet my lips before i play, but I wipe my lips after I play for a bit and a few times after that.
Would you call this wet or dry?
I usually have wet lips , It just feels easier to play for me.
dry on the outside, wet on the inside.
I would say dry. You wipe it off and play with out licking them.