“A few years ago I had a lot of struggle with my lips swelling when playing the trumpet. I played worse than I otherwise would have, on quite a few gigs because of this, and since you are reading this article I’m guessing you know that feeling…and that it’s far from being fun!”
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It’s early in the morning and after my second cup of coffee I pick up my beloved horn. I start my practice day by doing som descending scales, like the ones I talk about in the article warm up routines for trumpet.
“Playing trumpet with braces can be a serious handicap and a source of great frustration. However, if you play your cards right, playing with braces might just give you an edge over other trumpeters in the long run…”
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“When picking up the trumpet again it is actually on day two and three that you should be more careful. Playing trumpet again after a long break is going to shock your embouchure muscles, so no matter how easy you go at it the first day, your embouchure muscles will be overworked on day two and day three….”
Playing Trumpet After A Long Break
I’m quite familiar with the frustration and mental anguish that can accompany the decision to start playing trumpet again after having had a long break. This is because I have had many long breaks in may days myself, with the longest one being a little over a year.
When it comes to trumpet playing, there are few things I have struggled with as much as getting rid of unnecessary tension. It took me so many years before I finally got where I am today and in this article I’m going to share the tips and tricks I have learned along the way….