Saliva buildup is still ruining my whistle playing. Suggestions for when to swallow in a tune?
I don’t know why when I bring this up everyone says I have a ‘medical condition’. Salivation is a natural effect of putting something in your mouth.
The time I need to swallow will be just around the end of first round of a 2 part tune and starting the next.
I read in cotter’s book that you shouldn’t do puases at the end of parts of tune because they have ‘valuable linking notes’ or something like that.
With jigs there seems more space to get a quick swallow in without interrupting the flow however reels I am finding it harder.
I have been trying to work it in as an ornament like one would with breaths but I seem to need 3 quarter notes or so to do it. I still haven’t got it where it doesn’t ruin the flow yet but I am thinking maybe with practice I can.
I have been trying to just do a single note on first note of the second play of the tune leaving the 3 quarter notes since that seemed a good opportunity. Sounds ‘ok’ but needs practice.
Is it really that bad to not interrupt at the end of parts? I have heard players breath alot there even masters like orlaith.