Cold outdoors perfomance

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by GijsVis, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

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    In MB we used white cotton gloves, which are better than no gloves at all. Fingerless, for some. I preferred those, for music page turning, etc. When not playing I'd keep the (metal) mouthpiece tucked into the palm of my left hand, inside the glove. Or you could try plastic. Never had a valve freeze up, but the thin gloves probably helped with that. I'm also told that a spray of vodka through the horn would help with that, besides its usual effects. I do remember all the "Move Together, Keep Warm" chanting during practices...
     
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    Lot's of work and driver's gloves are fingerless. Winter or summer I wear spandex/nylon white gloves to sound TAPS. Haven't seen battery powered hunter's hot socks for years and never had a pair. This year I'll wear my Scottish wool calf length socks and may pack my squindu in one sock.
     
  3. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    What's a squindu?
     

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