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Blister problem

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by paperbag1213, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. paperbag1213


    Feb 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    So i have a blister on the left side of the pad of my index
    finger (right where the bass string rubs against) and it prevents
    me from playing cause it hurts like a b*tch

    So the problem is I have a small performance (2 songs) in
    two days and i have a jazz competition (4 songs) in 3 days

    I need to do something about this blister that will allow me
    to play to my full ability by that competition day hopefully
    by that small performance day.

    Any tips.

  2. Andrew Hamilton

    Andrew Hamilton Guest

    Apr 18, 2010
    When I have blisters I usually use thin athletic tape. A few wraps secured with some tape should be fine. I wouldn't recommend taping for long periods of time though, once you have calluses you won't have to worry about blisters anymore.
  3. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    +1 for the sports tape!
    It feels strange in the beginning but it is no problem playing with that.
    I have used it the first month that I started and didn't use it after that. Now I hardly ever have blisters.

    Good luck!
  4. paperbag1213


    Feb 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    is covering it with super glue possible?
  5. TinRoof


    Apr 4, 2010
    Norfolk, VA
    yes it is. that's what i did the first few months of playing and it worked great (they sometimes still use the stuff in surgery on organs that are tough to stitch,,,i think),but as soon as the blister goes away get back to practicing without it to develop calluses.

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