dry lips

dry lips

dry lips    05:42 on Monday, May 28, 2012          

(1 point)
Posted by BrandonReynolds

hey everybody , Lately i have been having a very bad problem with dry lips, whenever I wet my lips I loose my range and most importantly my comfortability and I feel like I keep slipping every time my lips are wet and placed on the mouthpiece . It has been a very bad problem for me and I was wondering why and how I can fix as fast as possible, I have to play at least an 1 hour to 2 hours everyday.I have been playing for almost 2 years

Re: dry lips    23:56 on Saturday, July 07, 2012          

(457 points)
Posted by Steve

You need to practice with wet lips. If you require your lips to be dry to "anchor" the mouthpiece you are fooling yourself into thinking you have chops you don't really have. Otherwise, every time you play outdoors in the summer or under hot stage lights, you will feel that insecurity. You've been playing 2 years, you are a relatively new player. I would normally suggest a bit of free buzzing, but only if you have a private teacher that can guide you.


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