As I think back (not home yet to test the idea), I recall that this issue occurs most when beginning to play from about B or C in the staff, so you may well be right about now I set my embouchure. I will test this as advised, and let you know soon
Good luck from a fellow comeback player.
Well, its one of those days when its not easy to play. I don't think I overdid it yesterday, but its a fine line when you're coming back I think.
I am getting a canker sore on the corner of my lip, so perhaps that part of the problem.
Anyhow, the double buzz is there today, much more so when I first play a B or C, but even coming up chromatically from E or F it's there, but not as noticeable.
I kept practice short, and within and below the staff. I will put in a bit more time later today again.
Thank you all for you well wishes and support, by the way!
Hello Miss Lucy 1980.
How long have you been back at playing? I think a common theme amongst comeback players seems to be we expect much more of our chops than they are capable of delivering. We remember, "I could hit a high C without a warm-up any day of the week when I was 17!" but reality then humbles us. Our lips don't recover as quickly and that one really good day where you end up playing for an extra 20 minutes because you're "in the zone" takes its toll the next day or two and your practice is rubbish.
A trumpet's just a trumpet. The music's inside *you*.
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