water anyone?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by vrrodri, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. vrrodri

    vrrodri New Friend

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    I got a new horn and there is water coming out of the bell as I play. Is this normal? I use the water valves but still have the issue.
     
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    First of all the "water" is only condensation from the warm breath going through the horn. We do not spit in our horns. Second, it seems that you may need to use the water keys more.
     
  3. vrrodri

    vrrodri New Friend

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    I understand, I am using the water keys very frequently and this is why I thought it was weird.
     
  4. YamaMan

    YamaMan Pianissimo User

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    Is it impeding your ability to play or the sound?
     
  5. johnMak

    johnMak Pianissimo User

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    Water is not coming out of my bell, but there is lots collecting inside, I would hear the water when I play...I have to stop and clear it out....then again I would play...use the water key sometimes before I need to...

    and then there it is again...playing notes thru water...It doesn't happen ALL the time but it sure is bothersome.

    should I eat a loaf of bread before I play? or what?
     
  6. Miyot

    Miyot Pianissimo User

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    Water coming out the bell is normal.
     
  7. Miyot

    Miyot Pianissimo User

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    Just empty the horn as you need to. Make sure your spitvalve is the lowest point when you do. Also if you push your valves half way down or so, it will increase the pressure on your main spitvalve a little and help evacuate the condensation. Bread would only gum up the works and perhaps help things grow.:huh:
     
  8. oohhh yeah

    oohhh yeah Pianissimo User

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    This happens to me all the time. I happens after about 30 minutes of actual blowing into the horn, not 30 minutes of listening to your teacher talk and talk... I also find that with more usage of the third valve, there is more water coming out of the bell too.
     
  9. jason_boddie

    jason_boddie Piano User

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    it is very commonfor me as well.

    I guess that just means you are full of hot air too.....
     
  10. YamaMan

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    What am I? Chopped liver?
     

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