A problem that’s been bothering me for a while now… When I play, I need to ‘fold’ my bottom lip a bit while it makes contact with the mouthpiece. This seems to be causing quite some tension in the whole system and I’m trying to eliminate it. In the study room I can do this already (simply by following the steps: hum, aa-oe,etc.), but during concerts I can not make myself relying on it from the start. Because of the requirements of the moment (notes MUST speak because people are listening), I can not find the right mindset and keep on folding my bottom lip (and that moment of hesitating really ruins the party).
This must be something psychological I’m sure, but how can I handle the fear factor? 🙂
I really would like to know your thoughts on this!