that darn cold

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  1. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    ec:

    since you mentioned a cold in another thread...
    how do you cope with playing when you have those miseries??
    sometimes i can do it, but sometimes i just feel too gross.

    take benadryl and sleep through your pines solo, then let everyone brag on how soft you played?? :lol:

    wilmer & manny, i'd appreciate your ideas, too.

    dj
     
  2. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    dj,

    I was trained in a New York freelance environment. If you didn't play, you didn't get paid . . . so you toughed it out. No problems there.

    Conversely, I remember playing the Berg Chamber Concerto once in Holland (on TV as well) with a screaming bronchial infection and catching a load from my colleagues who (correctly) pointed out that the Rotterdam, like most European orchestras, had 2 first trumpets and that I didn't belong onstage.

    The moral of this little story is to either find employment in a section of five or know a good pharmacist.

    EC (section of one)
     
  3. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Easy, I just don't get sick. When I do I'm so flat on my butt that playing isn't even a consideration.

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