a really geeky thread here!! Has anyone got a miracle answer to emptying water from your instrument? It is the most annoying thing ever when players blow water out during quiet bits on the contest stage but I just haven't found another way to actually get ALL the water out! :? I have tried turning the cornet around 360 degrees then opening the water key and shaking the cornet a bit but some of the water always seems to get stuck in the valves. Perhaps this may be another soverign valve problem :shock: :? :shock: any tips???!!