Trumpet Discussion Discuss Bloody Chops in the General forums; recently i noticed that after I practiced a little while i would taste a little blood coming from my lips. ...
recently i noticed that after I practiced a little while i would taste a little blood coming from my lips. I looked closer at it and i could a red spot with spots of red in the middle of my embouchure. Im pretty sure i popped a blood vessel or something. I am taking a few days of to let this heal and putting vitamin E on it. I was wondering if this is going to affect my future playing if I make sure to reduce pressure? any other advice is welcome too.
Mezzo Forte User
Yes, reducing pressure would be a good idea.
No, it won't affect you for the long term future but playing with a mouthpiece so hard aainst your lip will. You need to replace the pressure with buoyant wind and the will relieve the pressure. If you don't know any other way to play, you need to work with someone who can show you how.
Mezzo Forte User
besides reducing pressure, look at the mouthpiece does it have a really sharp inner edge? that may also be a factor. I cant play on a 1.5 because the rim is so sharp it gets in the way
Im currently using a 14B4 Yamaha GP and the the inner edge is a lot more rounder then the schilke 13C4 i use to use. I think its more the pressure though.
Get a teacher who can instruct you properly now! If you have bloody lips you are doing something VERY wrong!
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