Sore lip while playing the sax?
Are you a budding saxophone player struggling with a sore lip from playing?
Fear not! In this article, we have some tips and tricks for you to keep your lips healthy while playing your instrument. Firstly, is it normal to have tooth marks on the bottom lip?
The answer is yes, it is perfectly normal to develop a little blister on your lip. Your teeth are creating a mark on the lip, and the more you play, the bigger that blister becomes. This blister creates pain in your lip and prevents you from playing because it just hurts so much.
So what can you do about it?
Firstly, you can take a break for a day to let your lip relax a little bit.
Alternatively, you can try using cigarette paper, which is made of really thin layers of paper. Take two pieces of cigarette paper and fold them up together. Fold them in half, then again in half, until you end up with a little tiny square. Place this on your teeth before playing, and it will help protect your lip from the blister. This trick will allow you to keep playing without feeling so much pain.
Now, let’s talk about embouchure.
If you play more classical music, your embouchure is likely to be tighter, so it’s more likely that you will develop a blister. If you play with a looser embouchure, this may not happen as much, but you’ll still feel some soreness. And, of course, if you play for a long time, your lip is going to hurt anyway, no matter what style you play.
So there you have it – a simple trick to help protect your lips from blistering while playing the saxophone. Remember, it’s important to take care of your lips so you can continue to play for years to come.