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July 17, 2013 | Think Music Heals? Trombone Player Begs To Differ.

Outside of an occasional finger pricked changing an E string or heavily cramped hands from contorting too many G chops, you have to admit, playing the mandolin is a relatively safe endeavor. Especially compared to the story of trombonist Scott Bean who tells of 15 years of a barking cough that for 15 years went undetected as the result of his playing.

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Playing a wind instrument can be a dirty, dirty game.

Read the NPR story: Think Music Heals? Trombone Player Begs To Differ.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
And we thought M.A.S. was bad...

Posted by Ted at July 17, 2013 4:51 AM

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