problem with spit

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  1. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

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    Hi. I have two questions regarding spit.

    1. Is it normal for spit to leak here where the red circle is:

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    2. I have excessive spit during tongue vibratio and durink takatakataka staccato, how to overcame that?


    thank you in advance.

    bye
     
  2. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    I use Vaseline on the slides, and this should stop any minor spit drips, and stil allow for easy movement of the tuning slide. If you still have leaks, then have the slide checked by a technician. Is it loose?

    Cheers
     
  3. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    1)It is not normal for anything to come out of the area where the red circle is. This bis a flaw.

    2) I'm guessing you have a back up of spit (in your mouth) when you're executing the staccato and vibrato causing problems. If so, tilt the horn down to let the spit drain while you play to the first water key or swallow during a rest.

    Question? can you explain tongue vibrato a little.
     
  4. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

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    it is that rrrrrrrr thing, that you do with your tongue
     
  5. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    BTW chet, normally this is called flutter tonguing
     
  6. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

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    thanks,

    I am sorry for misunderstanding I'm not native english speaker so I struggle a bit with this specific words
     
  7. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    Try Schilke slide greas on your slides. It's thicker than vaseline. If the tuning slide still leaks, Youll need to have it tightened. Any repair shop can do this. It's cheap and quick. If you're slides are leaking wate, than they are also leaking air.
     
  8. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    Chet fan, I too had the same problem a while back until I brought my trumpet in for some fixing. Your local instrument repair guy can easily fix this! All he/she does is expand that tube so it fits snugly in place.
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Chet,
    like dogs, we tend to keep our tongues moist. That is why we move more spit when tonguing.

    The way to minimize the spit is to practice tonguing a lot more. That lets us get the same "articulation" with less tongue movement. That makes us faster and dryer.
     

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