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    saxomonica
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    Guys! Just sayin’; i read this on Google just recently ~

    Is it unhealthy to play saxophone?
    The observed association between woodwind players, especially saxophonists, and mortality has a plausible biological explanation. Raised pressure in the neck region can increase mortality either by reducing blood supply to the brain (cerebrovascular ischaemia) or venous stasis (thromboembolism).

    and,

    What is a saxophone lung?
    Saxophone lung is a rare type of hypersensitivity pneumonia, in which patients develop allergic pulmonary disease when they’re exposed to fungi that invade instruments — and are never removed. Basically, the musicians have allergic reactions to the mold that won’t let up, Shams said.

    Eek, egad, omg, than to follow up read this ….

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC28309/

    #110988
    john
    Keymaster

    that’s all about the circular breathing technique. they say many saxophonists do this?….I don’t think so.

    #110989
    saxomonica
    Participant

    Article says, “The results need to be interpreted with caution, as circular breathing was not measured directly.” Ya so i’m not to sure of the validity of the article either, John. Thinkin’ its more of a piss take! Maybe a hopeful secret agent man? lol
    But nonetheless trying to make the point we should all be mindful to keep our horns clean, clean the outside with a soft rag once a week, swab through after each day, occasionally disinfect crook and mp etc.
    Your thoughts?

    🙂

    #111016
    john
    Keymaster

    ya can’t hurt

    #111144
    saxomonica
    Participant

    agh!! saxophone lung could really be a nightmare

    “Gayten’s Nightmare” by Paul Gayten with Lee Allen (DeLuxe 1210)
    Wild, boogie jump instrumental from January 1949 cut in New Orleans, and the recording debut of legendary tenor sax man Lee Allen who was just 21 at the time of this recording.
    Paul Gayten (piano/screams) Wallace Davenport (trumpet) Lee Allen (tenor sax) Peter “Chuck”
    Badie (bass) Robert Green (drums).

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