Socially Acceptable Spit Release

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    I believe she is playing a low sea.
     
  2. gmonady

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    You know, I can clean those ears out for you. Call my office to schedule an appointment.

    ( BAM. Third hit of 2014 )
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    I should have expectorated this.
     
  4. Dean_0

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    The hanky is the way to go ,i never worried about it in high school but now im standing in front of my church family and to me it would be kinda bad manners to spit on the floor so i put a mens kerchief in my left palm and use it when i dump, them slip it in my pocket between songs.

    This brings something up i have been wondering ,about why do some horns act like they are hooked to a garden hose ? My 22B will get gurgly after just one song ,on the other hand my student model 15 B goes for a long time without dumping ,and then it's barely a heavy dew ?:shock:

    Does the 22 B make me strain more or what is going on here?

    Dean_0
     
  5. PiGuy_314

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    Amen. On some horns, it's a sprinkler, and for others, it's Niagra Falls...

    ~Noah
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    If I'm sitting on a real stage, I empty it on the floor. If I'm standing, I turn around and empty it discretely. If I'm on a nice wooden floor or light-colored carpet, I have a cloth in my case that I put on the floor. When I practice at home, I empty it on a dirty sock from the clothes hamper.
     
  7. barliman2001

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    It's rather unfortunate that cricket bats are so asymmetrical... still, you can always keep one back for use against persistent woodwinds... or, of course, you could drill it for an oversize flute! That way, someone would regularly get a cricket bat in the face!
     
  8. barliman2001

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    Just let it drop onto the trombone...
     
  9. bumblebee

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    I skipped over 4 pages, so perhaps I'm not alone, but I use a handkerchief cupped around the spit valve.

    Other band colleagues use a towel on the floor but I notice their aim isn't always that good.

    -bumblebee
     
  10. Bwanabass

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    Haha my wife made me spread an old beach towel on the floor in front of my music stand. She was especially grossed out by condensation dripping out of the bell. I usually just keep a small towel or microfiber cloth on my lap.
     

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