I'm returning to trumpet after 24 years away. It's funny how a lot of things are a lot easier now, and I'm figuring out all kinds of things I had wrong back in middle school. (I stopped in 8th grade - one of the wrong things I did was use pressure for high notes, and then braces...) Anyway, one of the stranger things I haven't figured out is why I seem to be pouring spit into the trumpet. I'm using the spit valve pretty constantly (with cause), probably every 2 or three lines of a moderately paced song. I know I certainly used it regularly way back when, but this seems like a whole new level of drool. Is this just what I get as I work on building my chops back into shape? It's not exactly a part of the body I feel have control over.