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Subject: Re: Stamina

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Date Posted: 11:31:28 05/27/02 Mon
In reply to: Pat 's message, "Stamina" on 20:02:30 05/25/02 Sat

Well, i think that more practice can help you, even with the drooling problem.
drooling is caused by a bad seal of the lips on the blowpipe. practice more will strengthen your lips and make a better seal.
i've also heared that drinking water before playing can help that. but i never tried it. my drooling problem been fixed by playing.

cheers and good luck,

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Date Posted: 01:43:43 07/25/02 Thu

I had this problem when i started bout 10yrs ago and as you said practice. Also just blow the bag for 20 - 30mins a day, no chanter. That will get your lips in check( i did it for months then i was allowed a chanter)
Corking your drones would work but ONLY one of them , usually the middle tenor. Never never cork 2!!! can't state that enough. If you can't handle it don't play in public. I know that sounds harsh , but trust me you'll be happier in the end. Other than that , play everyday is possible , your lips will strenghten.

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