Sore lip ?

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.

7 ways to keep your lower lip pain free

… 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.

Cheers Jem

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