Make sure you get a full physical. Any medical issues, I feel can affect your playing. I have ms and I will have some awesome days and the rest are lousy.
NickD, I have been visiting your site. Working on some of your ideas. Getting advice from rowuk. And I kind of feel bad, like I'm getting free lessons. I am making good progress, and the help from people on this site is appreciated.
Please do a demonstration of the tongue level for high speed air. I PM'd you about it. Adam Rapa calls it crimping the hose. I assume you are doing it. A video on this would be good.
"I was performing professionally at age 17 and have never had a real job." Allen Vizzutti
every time you give back some of the advice that worked to someone else, you "pay back" the favor. Every time you post a success to YouTube, we all can share in your success. You don't "owe" me anything. This type of progress is what keeps me here! Keep up the good work.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
I've got a couple of videos where I address tongue level already. Try this one:
YouTube - Flexibility and Trills
I have also moved away from "fast vs slow air" to a more "flow control" mentality.
I am behind in my video lesson projects. I have two FAQ's to make and I'll see if I can address this issue in yet a third.
As to "free lesson..."
For may part, I feel that if I want to deserve to get something, I have to give first. My free online lessons are my way of sharing without consideration for return. Poke around my website some more. I address this on a more personal level there.
In the meantime, like Rowuk, it is my pleasure to help!
I Have been Experiencing the EXACT same problems since ive gotten my braces off and its been happening for the EXACT same amount of time.
That is a very strange coincidence.
Please keep me informed about your progress.
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I just got back from vacation two 2 days ago. On the way home, I thought of another thing that could be the problem: jaw position. I think this was mentioned earlier in this thread. I believe I was begining to stick my bottom jaw out too far, and somehow that could be affecting my lips getting inside the mouthpiece.
Therefore, when I got home, after 2 days of not playing, I decided to try to keep my bottom jaw from sticking out. I think it is working so far. I'm keeping my practice sessions simple for the moment, sticking to long tones and slurs.
I talked with Manny yesterday and he advised me to not play anything above mp-mf.
I also really appreciate all the other advice I've gotten here.
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