Originally Posted by Vulgano Brother
Cvayda, if I recall, you play a Callet 17S, which is a really small mouthpiece (15 cm). It could be that you and your mouthpiece aren't compatible any more, gap or no gap. You might want to try some other mouthpieces to see if the same swelling occurs.
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So I'm going with some general advice and taking some time off.
It's FRI and the last time I played was last SUN.
What is the consensus regarding time off in the case of swelling?
Take a full week or 2??
What do I play when I re-start as far as exercises, etc? Long tones?
I would assume you need to wait until the swelling has gone down/away.
As far as starting to play again (just my experience), I would avoid busting it hard right away. Focus on long tones, lip slurs, scales and intervals for a day or so.
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Hmm, has anything else in your life changed? Sounds weird. Diet? Relationships? Medical condition known/unknown? Could be a freaky coincidence? IDK. hope you figure it out!
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