water anyone?

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

  1. Hoghorn

    Hoghorn Pianissimo User

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    Try clearing your mouth of extra saliva each time you play, swallow just before you get set on your mouthpiece. You may also find it can help your tone also !

    Hoghorn
     
  2. smurf351

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    I have found that playing in colder environments will cause a lot more condensation to build up in my horn, thus requiring for frequent use of the spit valves. Winter is really bad for me, I just had to move my practice area upstairs to my bedroom (my wife is just thrilled) from my office in the (unfinished) basement.
     
  3. Rushtucky

    Rushtucky Pianissimo User

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    Water, ie. condensation coming out of the bell is quite normal. This will most likely occur after playing constantly the first 15 minutes of practice.

    Use the spit valves frequently. Watch your corks. Change when you feel needed or every year.
     
  4. johnMak

    johnMak Pianissimo User

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    Now I thought I had a water problem.

    Just for laughs guys and gals...take a look at THIS water trumpet.



    YouTube - Water Trumpet!
     
  5. YamaMan

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    Probably makes it easier to clean, haha.
     
  6. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    Well, John, I guess that is one way to flush out your horn. Probably not the best way, though.


    OLDLOU>>
     
  7. vrrodri

    vrrodri New Friend

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    Wow, I guess it was not as unique a problem as I thought! Yes, I can also hear the water after about 15-20 minutes of playing even though I do use my water valves a lot to try to avoid it...
     
  8. Labidochromis

    Labidochromis Pianissimo User

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    The moisture in your breath will condensate on cold metal, the colder your horn is the faster it will accumulate. Because the Bell has a larger surface area it cools faster and is furthest distance from your mouthpiece (through the tubing) it will always accumulate moisture even though you use your water keys regularly. This will be less of a problem in a warmer room versus a cold room.
     
  9. vrrodri

    vrrodri New Friend

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    Perhaps in the summer time it will be less of an issue...I hope. Over 30 years ago when I first played the trumpet, I did so in very hot weather and never had this issue.
     

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