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Posted by Roger Lewis on November 25, 1999 at 10:58:48:

In Reply to: DOUBLE BUZZ!! posted by Bill on November 21, 1999 at 23:11:20:

I'll throw my $0.02 into this as well. Since you say you also double on smaller
mouthpiece instruments, I would tend to think that you have a "callous" problem.
When you play on a large mouthpiece you will build up a slight callous where
the mouthpiece contacts the lips. When you shift to a smaller mouthpiece you
will then build a callous on your large mouthpiece playing surface. This isn't
dangerous but requires you to be more careful with the placement of the lower
lip when playing.

You have two different densities of lip tissue, each will vibrate in a different manner
and will give you a corrupted sine wave. All you need to do is pay a little more
attention to the "feel" of the lower lip to get this under control.

It works for me and my students and doesn't require any other major changes. It
will actually help improve your sound and pitch precision over time.

Good luck.

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