[Harp-L] Fwd: clogged harps

Barbeque Bob Maglinte barbequebobmaglinte@xxxxx
Sat Feb 8 11:15:32 EST 2020

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From: Barbeque Bob Maglinte <barbequebobmaglinte at xxxxx>
Date: Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] clogged harps
To: JOSEPH LEONE <3n037 at xxxxx>

I do agree with Joseph Leone on that but the one thing that is too often
easily overlooked is that often times people who have saliva control
problems often at the same time have a tendency to with too much breath
force AKA playing way too hard all the time and if you also have alcoholic
beverages or get high, that will often exacerbate that problem.

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 10:26 AM JOSEPH LEONE <3n037 at xxxxx> wrote:

> Medications can cause very thick saliva. Older people are more prone. If
> your harps have a plastic or metal comb, you can keep rinsing them out in a
> glass of water. (I used vodka..lolol.)
> smokey-joe
> > On February 8, 2020 at 2:28 AM Connie Estep <esteplectricco at xxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I play Lee Oskar 10 holw harps and have clogging problems when I play one
> > harp a long time. I play with several different groups as the only
> > harmonica player. One group meets twice monthly for 2 -1/2 hours and
> > everything is in the key of D. I had to buy another D harp to keep
> playing
> > the whole time as I was losing notes because of saliva clogging.  By
> > switching back and forth I can make it through the afternoon.  Any tips
> on
> > avoiding this problem?
> > Connie

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