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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001121.txt from 1997/09

From: Antoine T Clark <>
Subj: Re: sore jaw
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 01:48:45 -0400

DEE I have found that sometimes doing long tones when warming up helps.
Also you diet and rest can affect the muscles in you mouth. Just a


On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Dee Hays wrote:

> wrote:
> > I am a senior performance major at a University in Iowa and I have been having
> > a problem with my jaws and general embouchyre while playing and shortly after
> > playing. My jaw hurts, feels really tight and shakes sometimes. I often leak
> > air because my mouth seems to become too tired. Has any one else had thesse
> > problems or does any one have some advice for me?
> >
> > Tami Huff
> > University of Northern Iowa
> Please provide some additional information. Any one can get this way if they
> really push themselves. How long do you practice at one session? How many
> sessions per day do you practice? Have you made any changes to your practice
> schedule? Have you been off for a while for any reason? Have you changed
> anything in your reed / mouthpiece set up?
> Any of these can cause you to become unusually fatigued but as you build up should
> go away. Like any other physical activity, you should build up gradually. There
> may be others that I haven't thought of. So fill us in on the details of your
> playing. I am sure that you can get a lot of good options to consider off this
> list.
> Dee Hays
> Canton, SD

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