Topic: bacterial films in wind instruments

Hello, I posted this in another thread:

I was recently made aware of this study

http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/conte … 3/754.full

by a fellow musician who is also a medical doctor. At least
we not normally inhale through the bassoon.

A google search brought up many more articles, for instance this one

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21745020

Yours sincerely Bernhard

Re: bacterial films in wind instruments

Thank you for posting those articles. they area warning to all wind players - "Keep your equipment clean!"

Christopher Weait,
Principal bassoon, Toronto Symphony (1968 - 1985)
IDRS Honorary Member; Emeritus professor Ohio State University
www.weaitmusic.com

Re: bacterial films in wind instruments

Any suggestions for the bore of instruments in the oboe family?

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