1984 Kanstul F Besson MEHA
1952 Olds Recording LA
1972 Bach Stradivarius 37
1951 Leblanc Cornet Paris
I drink a lot. both during performances and during rehearsals. Dependent on what band I'm playing with, we sometimes get free drinks for the night, so everyone drinks during those nights, even while playing. That's allmost a necessity considering we play for 4 hours straight sometimes, with only one 10 minute break halfway through.
During rehearsals I have a bottle of water with me. It's full at the start. After about an hour it's empty, and I refill it. About another hour later, it's empty again and I refill it again. Then after another hour it's empty again, and rehearsal is over, and we move to the bar. (To drink some more...)
During practise sessions at home I hardly drink. I do drink some water before I start.
I have to have water. I also like iced soda water. The coolness seems to soothe my vocal chords and my lips, and the fizz helps cut the phlegm. Also, I drink a lot of black coffee. I'm an early riser during the week, so being awake and alert is an issue. Just don't have sugar and cream with your coffee. They will rot your horn. The down side of coffee is that too much will give you a dry mouth. Then you will drink more water. Then you NEED a short break!
1952 Holton Revelation 48 w/ Stork Studio Master VM, Wick 4
1975 Bach Stradivarius 182 "flugelhorn", Bach 7fl
1930 Holton Llewellyn, Heim 1
1990 Bach Stradivarius 180 with 37 bell, 7 leadpipe, Wick 4
Early 1900s Jaubert Eb peckhorn, cheap Lyle mp
Early '60s Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Copra Temp
Olds Ambassador cornet in pieces.
I've looked at this thread a few times and every-time I think it's about the build up of spit ... then I read about you guys drinking it from glasses.
Very confusing (and gross) for my tiny mind!!
Wow...looks like I'm the odd one out here...I play with a "dry set up". So I don't have water handy when I play. If it's a LONG gig though, I'll get a real quick drink during a break.
1914 Holton Revelation Cornet
1929 Stroud Baby Grand Piano
1950's Hammond M3 Organ
I'm a dry-lip player as well. If there is any moisture on my lips the mouthpiece will most often slip.
However I have taken liberal advantage of free drinks in certain clubs where I've gigged, although not to the point of anesthetisation.
I like my Martinis extra dry as well.
Tap water. Carbonated water unbalances my airflow.........
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
I have a litre bottle which usually lasts me through a 3-hour gig. I don't eat about the time I'm playing (similar rule to swimming).
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