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[Solved] Lips

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Hi Estela,

     Is it common for your lips to swell up after practicing. I was using a 3E mouthpiece and changed to a 7C when I noticed the difference. I know I am having difficulty with the upper range we’re I use slightly a little more mouthpiece pressure. Looking forward to your response...

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Hi Gary, nice to hear from you. An E cup is very shallow and because of that you will sacrifice power, volume and projection. When you sacrifice those aspects you will have to work harder to play. You may not notice a huge difference in how much harder you are working, but trust me, it's happening. This will in turn over work your lips and cause swelling, pain and fatigue. I recommend you lay off the horn until it goes down, and do warm/cold compresses 3 times a day for 10 minutes each time. 

It could be that you used too much pressure yes, but the E cup isn't helping either. Always listen to your face!

-Estela

Garfreni0 Topic starter 13/11/2020 2:49 pm

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Estela thank You got your advice. I will take some time off and will continue to use the 7c mouthpiece. I hope to have a Video soon of my upper range difficulties

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