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.
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.
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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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