Bach 7c

Do i need to switch trumpet mouthpiece size?

I've played the trumpet for 6 years now and i've always played on a bach 7c mouthpiece, and I bought a Bach Megatone 7c mouthpiece about a year ago. The problem is when i play my top lip starts to get cuts in it. I don't know if I need to move to a wider mouthpiece, or if i'm just putting to much pressure on my lips. Please help.

If your top lip is getting cut while playing that means you are not playing the trumpet properly, not just a wrong mouthpiece.

First, put the horn down and lay off for a few days, at least, so your lip can heal. Do you smoke? If so stop. Drink hot tea too - that will help make your lips supple. (I know, sounds kinda weird but I drink green tea every day of my life and it helps my whole lips/throat/upper respiratory system which is very important for trumpet playing).

Also, you may be playing with too much pressure. Try this: Take your mouthpiece and hold it with your pinky finger and thumb. Now try to buzz on the mouthpiece. Buzz up and down chords and scales. Can you do it? If you work on it you will be able to play without pressure.

Are you breathing properly? Your shoulders should not raise at all when you play, and your inhalation should be a deep breath with the back of your throat open - the way you breathe before jumping into a pool - you will feel your gut expand when you breathe, ALL breath should come from there and NOT the shoulders. Otherwise you restrict the air flow, which leads to notes (especially high ones) not coming out - which then leads to playing with more pressure until your lip cuts.

As far as a new mouthpiece is concerned you really should go find a trumpet teacher and figure out what mouthpiece works best for you. Your individual face is different, and no gimmicks (weighted mouthpieces, etc) is going to help you make music - only daily consistent disciplined practice will do that.

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