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    Helen R
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    If my cheeks get tired quickly, am I doing it wrong? I guess that just improves with time? Playing a Pianica P32E through the tube – it doesn’t feel difficult, but my cheeks ache after a while.

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    Ricky
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    Helen,

    Are you puffing your cheeks when you play? If so, you don’t need to do it. Puffing cheeks is not necessarily wrong (think of Dizzy Gillespie) but it can be uncomfortable. Try to play without puffing your cheeks by pursing your lips, which will draw your cheeks in, and then just blow without letting them puff out. Hope this helps.

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