" Smiley " Chops

when i get to about a high F concert, i can see the corners of my lips turn up as a reflection in my bell.  from there up ,my tone gets pinched and i can't " pop ' notes above there.  i don't seem to be able to fforce the relaxed  chop set as i have in the lower register. any suggestions?

billkinnaman billkinnaman
70+, M
1 Response Feb 25, 2010

Me niether nothing above high c but ive only been playing a little over a year. Low register i can sound like a tubas low nnote