Playing on upper lip is bad?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by xRinat, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. xRinat

    xRinat Member

    Is it bad to play on the red of upper lip? If it is, what's bad about it?
  2. tromguy3

    tromguy3 New Member

    hi...Its the top lip that makes the buzz so the loser to the bottom of the top lip stops it...I always found playing in the upper range very hard when i had a low mouthpiece probs now that its in the correct place....having said that many good players can play really well like it...
  3. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    xRinat. Though people might mean well, you need to speak to a teacher.

    We can't (and shouldn't) give a diagnosis online without seeing or hearing what's going on.
  4. xRinat

    xRinat Member

    Im sorry that was not what I meant.
    From what I heard, brass players allways curls their upper lip, so when they place the mouthpiece on their lip it doesnt go directly onto the lip. I dont know much about this, but I want more information, that is why I am asking people here, they got more knowledge than me(obvously, im only 16).
  5. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    This is the best advice. In 40+ years of teaching I have seen good players with very strange embouchres, and they make it work. See a good instructor for specifics.
  6. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    What he said ^.

    For information about these kinds of things you should definately go to a teacher and show them, if possible, what you are asking about.
  7. xRinat

    xRinat Member

    Ok, I shall call a profesional player and take lessons ;)
  8. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

    That would be my advice also...
  9. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    I suggest talking to Martin or Gary.