What do you do in this situation?

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by Jason » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:59 pm

CarbonElitist wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Jason wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
In my case, its usually about 7 in a row! Its never happened to me during performance, but it could! I have experienced other "interesting" things while performing though.....
Do tell...
Once, I blacked out, did not acknowledge my audience, another time I had a wardrobe malfunction, that was interesting......
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by CarbonElitist » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Once, I blacked out, did not acknowledge my audience
Yikes! Sorry to hear about that.
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by dofrenzy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 pm

You can prevent a sneeze by holding your eyes open, but you usually have to do that with your fingers. It will only work the first dozen times or so. Eventually your body will bypass the need to close the eyes and you'll sneeze anyway, at which point, if you're holding your eyes open, you sort of need to make sure your eyes don't pop out of your head from the pressure. Just thought I'd throw in some interesting sneezing facts.

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by CarbonElitist » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:48 pm

dofrenzy wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 pm
You can prevent a sneeze by holding your eyes open, but you usually have to do that with your fingers. It will only work the first dozen times or so. Eventually your body will bypass the need to close the eyes and you'll sneeze anyway, at which point, if you're holding your eyes open, you sort of need to make sure your eyes don't pop out of your head from the pressure. Just thought I'd throw in some interesting sneezing facts.
I kind of like the idea of shooting my eyeballs at the audience members. Such a performance would probably draw more youth to the classical guitar.
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by fast eddie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:54 pm

I have the same question but instead of sneezing, I have the dripping nose problem. This has been going on for a year. I must have a allergy to something, hopefully not the guitar. But the good news is that I'm not playing concerts, only practicing at home. :)
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by CarbonElitist » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:40 am

fast eddie wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:54 pm
I have the same question but instead of sneezing, I have the dripping nose problem. This has been going on for a year. I must have a allergy to something, hopefully not the guitar. But the good news is that I'm not playing concerts, only practicing at home. :)
Hmm...I can definitely see how that would be a problem. Fortunately, I may have a solution for you, Eddie.

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by Lawler » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:53 am

musikai wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:19 am
Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Stop at the best place possible, sneeze, look up and laugh with the audience, carry on.
I like that!
Me too.
To prevent sneezing breath in through your mouth and out through the nose.
I'm going to try that. It reminds me of a scene in the movie, Sleepless in Seattle:
MAILMAN

If you're having trouble

sleeping, you might want to try

drinking a glass of water from

the other side.



JONAH

I thought that was for hiccups.



MAILMAN

Does it work for hiccups?



JONAH

For hiccups, a spoonful of

sugar, you hold it in your

mouth for a minute.



MAILMAN

Really?

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by lucy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:22 pm

fast eddie wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:54 pm
I have the same question but instead of sneezing, I have the dripping nose problem. This has been going on for a year. I must have a allergy to something, hopefully not the guitar. But the good news is that I'm not playing concerts, only practicing at home. :)
You might benefit from a nasal spray. They have a small amount of steroid in them, I think. In the UK, you can buy them without prescription.
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by Sean Shibe » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:21 pm

I once sneezed when close to the guitar practising, hit my nose off the top and gave myself a nose bleed.
what kind of strings do you use though

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by slothmoth » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Try to make it coincide with a pizz bartok.

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by twang » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:21 pm

Just happened to me. I gave the sneeze 3 full beats and moved on.
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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by guitareleven » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:44 pm

chrisphattingh wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:04 am
For what its worth.
As an ex airline pilot I often wondered what would happen if I sneeze whilst landing the aircraft or taking off! As pilots we discussed this at length and the conclusion was that, like with playing the guitar, your concentration is at it's highest peak, you will not sneeze, I never have.
Well, between the two scenarios, there is some discrepancy in the relative scope of disaster that might ensue-- like- suppose you were in the middle of some Bach and disrupted a fugal entry? Horrors!

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Re: What do you do in this situation?

Post by Gruupi » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:55 pm

I frequently sneeze when practicing, I have sinus problems, and my nose itches quite often. But, I never have the problem while performing. I think the adrenaline changes your body so that you are much less likely to sneeze. Just think that if you were in the heat of a battle or fight, and had to stop and sneeze.

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