Why do i feel dizzy and faint when I play my oboe?

It’s a musical instrument. And I’m perfectly healthy. It just happened to me today again. It also happened when I played my clarinet. I feel like I have a sinus headache, but tylenol doesn’t take it away. I also felt so dizzy my whole body started quivering and I almost fell when walking. Any help?

That’s normal. You feel dizzy because you are blowing alot of air into the horn. Just play as much as you can, but don’t overdo it. Stop and rest when you need to. As time passes, you’ll be able to play longer and longer and the symptoms will eventually go away completely. I used to play the flute and the same thing happened to me.

I’m not sure about that answer. We don’t blow “alot of air” into the horn. I do wonder who is answering at the site. Hmmm.

I read it all here.

28. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, News

“As soon as I boarded the train, I placed my violin case on the overhead rack and placed my laptop bag near my feet. I was completely exhausted due to the hot sun and soon fell asleep. When the train pulled into the Mylapore station, I got off in a hurry, forgetting to take my case from the rack.”

I read it here.

Okay. I think I’ve figured it out. Someone needs to invent “case handcuffs” so that musicians can handcuff their instruments to themselves.

I do hope the man gets his instruments back. (TWO violins and THREE bows. Sigh.)

28. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

So the Nutcracker is over for 2008. I only played 15 services, but it still felt like a lot for some reason. Maybe it’s that it dragged over time; we began on December 9. But goodbye Nut. See you in 2009!

28. December 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: BQOD

What I will miss the most when I die will be classical music.