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Saliva buildup

Henry Docker

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I play soprano and whilst playing through vivaldi and a long list of very fast oboe exercises I tend to find a large buildup of saliva in my mouth is a huge problem. It does not get blown through into the sax though it just stays in my mouth this means I do not have the crackling saliva sound problem but instead I have a problem with being able to keep a consistent stream of air going into the saxophone and also it is very hard to breathe in. I would usually swallow it but in this music there are minimal rests meaning I need them to breathe. I practice regularly (everyday) and have been having this problem for a long time. Any tips?
 

jbtsax

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I just learned something new. I tried to inhale and swallow at the same time, and I can't do it. I don't have a solution to the problem except to say that there's nothing that says you have to play "all of the notes".
 

Targa

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I just learned something new. I tried to inhale and swallow at the same time, and I can't do it.
That is a rather clever little bit of biology which ensures food and liquid goes to stomach and air to lungs, any variation on this theme means you are choking or drowning.
 

spike

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I'm an old fart and I'm loosing teeth, hair and brain cells at a rapid rate but I'm not drooling yet.
Have a look at your diet - are you doin' a lot've sweet stuff ? Jelly baby sandwiches and Coke chasers ?
Drink lots've water, or try a mouthwash. Saliva is created in order to facilitate digestion.
Normally you shouldn't be over salivising.
 
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