Why Lip Size?

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  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    +1
     
  2. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Hence Tobylou's theory. It's a conspiracy :evil: to increase the ranks of trombone, barytone and tuba players. Plus, who could otherwise ever be convinced of playing a mellophone?ROFL
     
  3. Markie

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    nonsense..don't feed in to it.
     
  4. dlewis

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    WE should quit while we are ahead of the game. Check out what happened the last time we had this talk.:thumbdown:
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The lips may have a certain shape at rest. When playing, they are subject to being rolled in and compressed. Then the playing field is even. There is no correlation between high/low and thick thin except in one VERY stupid Bach broschure from about 50 years ago (or a bit more).
     
  6. john7401

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    Thank you. That covers what I was wondering.
     
  7. hahkeystah

    hahkeystah Piano User

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    if it helps, i have huge lips. i play french horn, alto horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and am now learning trumpet. i've always found that smaller mouthpieces were more difficult to play. that being said, there is something to be said about being able to stuff your trumpet-buddy's horn into the bell of your own...
     
  8. tobylou8

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    That's funny! :lol:
     
  9. Darten

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    Which runs faster? A one legged pirate on ice, or a blind man in a hurricane?
    At least this question makes you think. And the lip size of the pirate doesn't matter.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    but you didn't ignore it - did you?
     

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