Bill Knight

Thanks for your post on TPIN and the 3-D view of the chops. Our community band had its last concert of the season on Friday night. We don’t start up again until September. I had made a commitment to take a hard look at my chops and use the same setting with the mouthpiece that I had while buzzing. The buzz without the mpc is loose and full, but something was happening once the mpc hit the lips. After looking at the 3-D view, I realized that there was way too much tension in my upper lip. I was thinking of the aperture as just the outside red part rather than the full lips. I was using a lip curl on the top lip even in the staff and as I tried to compress the lips to play higher, the chops had a tendency to stop vibrating all together. I definitely had an “aha” moment and playing breakthrough over the weekend. I used the new setting in church Sunday morning and the sound was much more open and free, the air flowed more easily, and I was not near a s tired as I have been in recent weeks. I also feel that in time, I will use a lot a less face while playing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “You are a genius,” and a generous genius at that. Blessings,
Bill Knight

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