Muscle Tear/Hotspot

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark_Kindy, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not sure how to comment this thread. I belong to the "show must go on" generation. Fact is, there is ALWAYS something in the way. It seems the older that I get, the less it matters. 99.99999% of the time, keeping going does not kill ones self.

    The most important issue is figuring out why this has even happened, and not doing it again. I would NOT delay the jury. That is a sign of a second trumpeter attitude!
     
  2. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    I respect that attitude, Rowuk. I just have heard stories of brass players that have caused permanent damage by ignoring these types of signs. But they could very well just be horror stories. I expect that one day off and a day of light playing will be enough for everything to come back together.
     
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  3. rowuk

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    Mark,

    sometimes letting advice "soak in" is better than blogging an immediate comment.

    Fine playing is very often a mind over matter situation. The more you "think" about the tenderness, the more of a psychological issue it is. What concerns me is that almost a week in advance that you are already talking about "postponing/cancelling". If we always postpone until the situation is "optimal" there is a far greater danger than the odds of permanent damage.

    If our playing is sorted, occasional overwork can be compensated by a day off and then practicing what does work. Frequent cooling keeps the swelling down. There is ALWAYS something that we can practice lightly......

    Herpes or other types of sores is a different issue. There the day off is spent partly at the doctors!

    I had a really nasty cold a couple of weeks ago and my ears were stuffed up. Cough syrup, aspirin and tea made the gig work. I didn't tell anybody. The last thing that I needed was more discussion or worse, a conductor that compensates to ease the pressure on the poor little trumpeter in the back row.......
     
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  4. gmonady

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    So Mark, it's been a day of rest, your back to partial performance, how is it going?
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Gmonady, I only dated nice girls in college, and I'm not sure if I need a gerontologist or maybe a script from you for some "Farmsuiticals" (hope you can read that), and don't get me wrong--if you sent a cute med student my way I'd be eternally grateful!

    Rowuk's point is well taken though. Lots of us have "performed" under less than ideal circumstances, whether it be trauma, germs, viruses, bug allergies, cooties or the like, but finessed and muscled our way through. Not ideal, maybe, but we showed up, played our part, and nobody died. Physicians have it harder: "do no harm" has never been part of the trumpeter's motto.

    (PM me about those medical students, especially ones that are cootie free.)
     
  6. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    As good as new, no problems of any sort regarding the muscle. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. tjer52

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    You must keep playing. Dont you hear the saying "No Pain No Gain" You can not let a battered lip stop from playing the horn. Although you can have your girl kiss it to make it better.
     
  8. jiarby

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    I think today doing long tones and light technical work will seal the deal.
     
  9. gmonady

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    The good doctors work here is done. :-)
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    but NOT to worry Mark -- the good Dr. is like a penny or some gum on the sidewalk --- in that he turns up when you least expect him too. ROFL ROFL ROFL ----- "a penny saved is a penny earned" --Abraham Lincoln.
     

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