What to do if someone wants to swallow while playing?

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  1. beginner

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    My mouth often gets filled with saliva and stuff
     
  2. beginner

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    Funny how this is my first worry.
     
  3. dBeav

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    Send it all through. That's what those woodwind players in front of you are there for. :D
     
  4. beginner

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    Yeaahhhhh.... I'm kinda grossed out. Just me! I mean even if thats normal But won't it affect your tone?
     
  5. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    The water key is your best friend.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    What is the other stuff? Without knowing the content of the vomitus like substance, bad advise could be given! If there is ANY size to the material contained in the "stuff", you could gum up the works of your instrument. Swallow (all of it) is always the safe move.
     
  7. acarcido

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    There is a youtube clip I saw once of Cat Anderson's promotion of some visible embouchure mouthpiece he is playing on while being recorded. You can clearly see the saliva passing through as he plays it, and what? He still sounded like Cat Anderson. Unless you are mass producing mass gushes of saliva, this shouldn't be such a big deal. This thread is somewhat funny to me just imagining Benny Hill (RIP) making a clip of some guy with saliva issues while playing a horn. ROFL
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    I've heard that swallowing while playing can cause almost instant death....
     
  9. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Yes, if you accidentally swallos the mouthpiece...

    Seriously, though, I had the same problem as a beginner. IN my experience, it will grow less with time and practice. But as many people have said before - the water key is your best friend.
    To avoid congestion of the hooter, try brushing your teeth or at least rinsing the mouth shortly before your playing.
     
  10. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I have had that problem when singing (ask the other half please Barliman) and it drives me scatty, the voice has no water key. I can't really help though as I've never had that problem while playing.
     

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