If you end up getting teardrops all over your instrument, make sure you clean them off right away so you don't get puddle shaped dull spots all over the finish of your instrument. I know from experience these can be polished out, but it's best to clean them off as soon as possible. That also goes for saliva should you happen to drool while you play... sometimes you just lose control of your glands while playing, at least I do, anyway.
Which brings me to a sense of wonder and amazement... I wonder whose tears might be all over the beloved Strads and Guarneris... maybe that's why they're such amazing instruments. Just a thought.
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