My son has to bring back Tzigane for a competition. After playing the infamous pizz section for 5 minutes yesterday he now has a blood blister on his right hand index finger. I know this happens a lot with this piece!
When this happens, is it best to leave it or pop it and wait for it to reabsorb? He can play the passage just fine with his middle finger as well, though he will probably get a blister there too. He only needs to play it tonight for an outreach performance and potentially next week.
Is there any way to avoid blisters?
Don't practice the "NOISE-MAKING part of the PIZZ so much when practicing - as long as you know you can do it, save it for dress & show! Or PRACTICE pizz softer or with a different part of the finger.
Hi Susan, this might work:
As a bass player on the side I get these stupid things every other week, especially when I use someone's poorly set up instrument.
Thank you all!
Also too: If a blister develops stop doing what caused the blister before blood shows up! That way you can open the blister and squeeze out all of the juice inside and have your skin heal quicker.
blisters come from rubbing the skin on the string. Have him learn to pluck the string. There's a way to catch it and pluck
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