What to do if someone wants to swallow while playing?

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  1. Dean_0

    Dean_0 Piano User

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    :shock: :shhh:

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  2. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Service will be provided almost instantaneously.
    1) It's quite natural to salivate during singing - some singers do it more than others. Whenever Placido Domingo is on stage, the real opera buffs don't book first row seats...

    2) It's probably a reaction to too dry a vocal apparatus - try drinking a few little sips of water every now and then.

    3) Don't starve yourself to death before a performance - otherwise even the thought of food will do it...

    4) COntrol your nervousness - after all, it's only a performance, not anything life-threatening.
     
  3. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Beginner. May I suggest that you put a trumpet up to your chops and woodshed for a couple of months, get comfortable with the horn, and then start asking questions about actual problems that you are having instead of doing all of this projecting? It's a lot more fun. ;-)

    (. . . and productive.)
     
  4. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Thanks for that Barliman
     
  5. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    First, totally biological simultaneous swallowing and playing (producing quality sound) isn't humanly possible. Certainly, in a pause during playing I occasionally swallow. As for the yukky mess many blow into their instruments, between brushing your teeth and mouthwash, scrape your tongue. Still, my own instrument bath water grosses me out.
     

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