Headache/Headrush from playing in the upper register solution.

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  1. TrumpetScreamer

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    Myself and a few other people who I have spoken with have been having what we have come to call "pressure headaches". Which is a headrush or headache that happens after playing a high note, and goes away after a few seconds. Well it turns out that this is caused from using to much pressure on the trumpet.

    I stumbled upon this website that I think will help everyone with this problem:

    Trumpet and Health

    Hope this helps some people! :-)
     
  2. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    Interesting, thanks Screamer! I have always wanted to know, now I do!
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  4. mamsbestrumpeter

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    Well theres a couple things you can do. Before you take that sceacher note take in as much air as you can. Cause its not wise to screech with a little air left. You will either pass out or hyperventalate. Or you can apply a little more pressure, which is unreccomended. But I think I would stay off the high registers if I were you
     
  5. MJ

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    When ever I have an upper register headache more pressure is like my advil. FWIW

     
  6. tedh1951

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    Be careful what you wish for.

    ;-)
     
  7. RobertSlotte

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    I have the same problem
     
  8. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

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    Wait.. so Just stay off the upper register?
    And what is this screeching you talk about? I thought we were playing Trumpet here, not clarinet or saxaphone.

    (Sorry... i'm grumpy this morning lol)
     
  9. Bloomin Untidy Musician

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    I used to get nose bleeds quite regulary when i was quite young, after banging out top Fs and Gs. Now i aim to be able to play 2 1/2 octaves competently. Maybe i might come back to high notes in time.
     
  10. TrumpetScreamer

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    While I'm at it should I just quit the trumpet all together? I'm sure that will help the headaches as well...
     

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