Sore lip ?Posted: April 22, 2013
Hi all. The subject of lip soreness came up over the weekend. Not surprising when we played on and off for around a dozen hours.
This is a problem I’ve had for some time – when playing for a long period or very intensely, the inside of my upper lip rebels to the point where I have to take a rest. At the last IOMWO workshop weekend, after playing for three days, I was in a lot of pain as I played in the concert. Not pleasant !
I’d thought all this was just down to my bad technique / mouth shape, and I hadn’t realised how common a problem this was for saxophonists generally.
… so I did a little research today.
If you suffer from sore lip, you could do worse that check out some of the advice on this webpage.
… and for info, I’ve just ordered some thermo-fitting lip guards which mould to your teeth after being inserted in boiling water. I’ll give them a go and let you know how I get on.