With band camp here and me being forced to play notes above the staff for long periods of time my tone is starting to suffer. I know i use pressure when i play but it is only minimal and when i try to use any less air starts to come out of the corners of my mouth. So far my tone has gotten so bad that i get a double buzz going on inside my mouthpiece when i play notes above the staff.
here is my real problem
camp is from 8am-5pm and when i get home my lips feel extremely tired and i fear that if i play any more i will just hurt them so instead on working on my tone i just play a few long low tones for about 5 minutes to warm down then i let my lips rest to fight another day :,(
I put a cold pack on my lips for about 5-10 mins then massage them a little so that the next day the swelling isn't so bad.
got any advice that might help me?
btw it seems like out of all the senior trumpets i'm the one that's being affected most by tired lips