smiley piercing and playing?

smiley piercing and playing?    14:37 on Saturday, August 20, 2016          

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Posted by peerra

I play the mellophone and French horn in band. I must play everyday. I am currently in an ensemble playing horn and a marching band playing mellophone. I want an Ashley piercing but know I probably couldn't play with it. do you think I could play with a smiley piercing or would it be extremely hard? you can google it and tons of pictures are available. I'm sorry I can't post pictures yet. thank you very much for any advice ❤️

Re: smiley piercing and playing?    00:58 on Saturday, August 27, 2016          

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Posted by phred

Have a friend who is a multi-instrumentalist. Got himself a tongue piercing, and after it healed, had to remove it every time he wanted to practice. Reeds, brasswind, flute, didn't matter. Theoretically, if you had very strong lips and it was pierced correctly (since the nasolabials are used to help define the center of the embouchure) I'd think you might be able to do it, but I don't think it wise. Risking it and ending up without the ability to play would be worse than not getting it. Lots of other pierces you can get that will not interfere with it.

Re: smiley piercing and playing?    11:49 on Saturday, October 8, 2016          

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Posted by Fredrick

As you buzz your lips, a smiley piercing might rattle against your teeth and cause you dental problems. If you could get some sort of dampener rubber piece to prevent metal to tooth contact, the remaining problem would be getting your embouchure to conform to the extra lump. Your mileage may vary on that.

I know I'm late on this, so have you gone ahead and gotten the piercing? How did it go?


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