Hi all, this post is particularly relevant to me. I’m a comeback player, currently up to Andante Status Stage. I have an overbite and when I do the tissue exercise I have to consciously move my bottom jaw forward slightly to get the best result with the tissue. If I don’t move my jaw forward, the tissue moves up but nowhere near as much. When playing (especially higher notes) I find that more of my bottom lip has a tendency to find its way into the mouthpiece and whilst this seems to help me hit higher notes I’m also aware that this could be the resurgence of bottom lip clamping!
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions to make sure I stay on track. Thanks.