Day 13: Lips swelling

My lips are swelling after each session so I’m having to take long breaks. I’ve made sure my setup is good, there’s adequate pressure but not excessive, correct horn angle, and a warm-up session.

I’m using the time for ear training and working on fingerings but I feel like I need more time on the horn. This is my longest rest session: 3 hours. I’ll work on low chromatics and I’ll rest as much as I play (a favorite phrase of Claude Gordon).

Check out Jeff Purtle’s site. He actually studied with Claude!