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« Reply #20 on: Mar 27, 2017, 04:34PM »

I pull a softer snake with alcohol on it through once a week.  It's only once a month it makes it into the bath tub.

No need to add alcohol if there's already beer in the horn!
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« Reply #21 on: Mar 28, 2017, 06:10AM »

You should always practice as if you're on a gig!
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 28, 2017, 06:56AM »

No need to add alcohol if there's already beer in the horn!

I use bourbon for that.  Gives the horn that nice oak barrel smell.  :D Evil
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« Reply #23 on: Apr 16, 2017, 12:45PM »

If you drink beer while playing, be aware that hops in beer are know to convert testosterone to estrogen. Try to play the manly, macho stuff before drinking beer, girlie stuff after.  Clever
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 16, 2017, 02:39PM »

Yes because girls are only capable of playing certain styles of music?  Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 16, 2017, 03:07PM »

I was referring to the mindset (masculine/feminine) to play different styles of music. But if I offended you I am sincerely sorry. The reality is too much IPA is not good for a male's hormonal balance, assuming he still wants to identify as male.
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 16, 2017, 04:15PM »

The reality is too much IPA is not good for a male's hormonal balance, assuming he still wants to identify as male.

What
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 17, 2017, 07:22PM »

What

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://thegreentribe.com/2014/06/oestrogen-effect-beer/
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 17, 2017, 07:30PM »

What

Yah, but life is unfair.
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 17, 2017, 09:40PM »

Just a little googling...

http://beerandwinejournal.com/ipa-boobs/

Also, this quote?

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making men more feminine and even ‘bitchier’.

Come on.
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« Reply #30 on: Apr 18, 2017, 02:09AM »

Of course you can drink and drive, but result will be thereafter. Same if you "honk" your horn. Maybe if you practice a lot you could perform in a way no one notice the difference . I mean practice your drinking skills to perfection  ;-)

As to the question I think the horn will look on beer and lemonade equally, a lot of suger in both. It needs cleaning that's all.

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« Reply #31 on: Apr 26, 2017, 06:27PM »

We used to have beer at army band practices back in the 70s. One beer for the 1st half, then another for the second half. I still have my 42B, and there is no evidence of wear from beer or the occasional shot of something stronger.

My horns are made of brass, not iron or cardboard. Some people are OCD about any moisture, and that's their concern.

Now, far fewer people drink at the mess or at rehearsals. Times have changed.
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« Reply #32 on: Apr 27, 2017, 05:12AM »

On the other hand (and I've just learned this from another list member) pBones need to be put away dry, and with the stockings waxed.

Moisture corrodes the stockings.  Beer would make it worse.  I now swab mine after every use.
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« Reply #33 on: Apr 27, 2017, 01:55PM »

When I have a difficult passage to work through, I have a beer or a glass of chardonnay sometimes.  I feel it relaxes me, relieves any tension I feel when ironing out difficult music.   

Whenever I do that, the music just gets blurry and hard to read.

Apparently, stopping at "a beer" is the secret.  Clever
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« Reply #34 on: Apr 27, 2017, 03:09PM »

Practice, yes. A beer, yes. But combination, no. Its no good for practice, its no good for enjoying a beer. All at the right time.

I shouldn't say to much, alcohol in music has changed a lot through the years. I have seen and experienced some of it, and I have done a lot of wrong choices in my life. Which I still regret ... :/ Bad dog.  No Biscuits.

I'm glad to see the younger generation is more aware and make better choices.

To play well on any instrument, alcohol is out. Both in practice and performance.

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« Reply #35 on: Apr 27, 2017, 05:27PM »

Whenever I do that, the music just gets blurry and hard to read.

Apparently, stopping at "a beer" is the secret.  Clever
I gotta say that a single beer or glass of Chardonnay won't affect many peoples' vision, or ability to concentrate.  Everyone has their own limit.  Mine may be different than yours, and most likely it is.  I'm just saying, for me it's fine.  I don't imbibe with every practice.  I rarely do.  Just sometimes. And just one helping! Grin Cheers!     
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« Reply #36 on: Apr 27, 2017, 09:49PM »

That's just one reason I don't drink beer anymore (except the odd Guinness).  Anyway, what's the diff?  As long as you are happy where to end up, do what it takes to get you there.  Don't know  No?
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« Reply #37 on: Apr 27, 2017, 10:06PM »

Every day I practice some exercise on one of my trombones. And just about every day I play some music for fun while having a drink.  (Yeah, I do have a drink on most days).  The point is that practicing and drinking and playing need not be mutually exclusive in one's life.  I have yet to play a dance where I did not have a drink or two.  Concerts are another thing - no drink there, but when your audience is quaffing, there is no reason for you not to have a little libation.  Ergo, during some practices, it is incumbent on you to drink a little, as ... in and of itself, it is practice for the performance.

C'mon people ... lighten up!  there is no reason I can think of not to pick up a trombone after, or while, having a little drink or four.  You don't have to make a life of it.  Having said that, some do ... quite successfully.  However, that's a balance I'm not totally comfortable with trying myself.

Tonight I have had a bottle of wine and have played for hours on one of my trombones.   Bad dog.  No Biscuits.
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« Reply #38 on: Apr 28, 2017, 02:43AM »

" Zoot how can you play so good when you are so pissed?"
"cause I pracise pissed"
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« Reply #39 on: Apr 28, 2017, 02:47AM »

I can remember my first and unique participation to a jam session.

I have never been able to improvise or playing by ear, so participation in jam sessions was and still is not possible for me.

Now in this particular jam session I was far from sober... Can't even remember how I got into it and what we played. The saxophonist, who is a Professional jazz player called me some weeks later to ask me if I could sub in for a trombonist on a jazz gig. I answered I never really played much jazz and that I can't improvise.

His answer: "You must be kidding me! You improvised so incredibly well a few weeks ago, I thought you were a pro jazzer!"

Go figure...

Never been able again to improvise something without a lot of  preparation.
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