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    Mouth sliding in mouthpiece

    Why does my mouth slide in the mouthpiece when im playing because as im playing the mouthpiece gets really wet and my mouth slides off my normal playing area in the mouthpiece, how do i fix this???

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    Re: Mouth sliding in mouthpiece

    See a good local local trumpet tutor.

    Yes okay it's a stock response, but I'm speaking from personal experience of this. The little chap in my avatar doesn't have too bad a set up, but if you look closely, his lower jaw is pulled back a touch so it doesn't support the lower rim very well. So the mouthpiece is held in place by a bit extra arm pressure, which means that as he tires gravity pulls the mouthpiece downwards. I don't say that this is necessarily your problem, but I wish somebody had told that little lad to sort it out 40 odd years ago. He might have become a half decent player.
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    Re: Mouth sliding in mouthpiece

    Once you place the mouthpiece on your lips, hold it in place. Wet or dry that's a must. It may take a learned skill to do this consistently.

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    Re: Mouth sliding in mouthpiece

    Are you sweating whilst playing? The philtrum acts as a little weir and sometimes I find my mouthpiece has slid out of place from that.

    Otherwise, depending upon your skill level, you may need to spend more time on the horn being conscious of mouthpiece placement.

    The good news, and this is just my humble opinion, that if your mouthpiece is free enough to slide about, you probably are not using arm pressure injudiciously.

    Ah, yes, don't forget to get thee to a qualified tutor.
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