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« on: Nov 28, 2017, 04:29PM »

Iím a sophomore in high school, and this year was my first year in marching band. All of the really loud (not blasty) playing that was required really took its toll on my embouchure. Lately, there has been a constant sort of ache in my embouchure muscles and a very slight tremor that occurs when I play the D above the staff and higher. Before marching band I never have had any of these problems, and I donít want to cause any permanent damage to my playing. Iíve heard of embouchure overuse syndrome, but I donít understand how to cure it. I plan on taking a couple of days of the horn to let my mouth heal up, but Iím not sure if that will get rid of the tremor. Any help would be much appreciated thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2017, 05:11PM »

The shake is a symptom that something is wrong.  I give lessons by Skype to fix that sort of thing.  It's pretty impossible to guess anything reliably without actually seeing you.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2017, 05:58PM »

A lot of us go see Doug at about age 60, after a lifetime of bad habits.

I wonder what it would have been like to get pointed in the right direction as a sophomore, at 16 or so.  Hmmm. 
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