Playing On Risers

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz New Friend

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    Hey guys thanks for all the help. Tried some of the remedies mentioned but still felt the same in two instances this week, so I'll probably end up seeing a specialist. Kehaulani, I do the same thing with the music stand! Also playing into the stand makes it better, but not so much for the sound.
     
  2. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    Hopefully you'll get the problem solved
     
  3. Jazz

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    Thanks King, I'll let you guys know if it gets better and what does so to help anyone out who has the same problem.
     
  4. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

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    Hi Jazz. I had a similar issue about a year back, but it was related to a more general problem with vertigo. Sitting a little higher than normal on a small stage was very uncomfortable. I still get occasional vertigo, but for some reason the nausea in now minimal. Maybe one just gets used to it?
    I'm not a doctor but... my GP provided medication that nailed the nausea (Stemazol????) but there was nothing much that could be done about the vertigo. FWIW, I got some advice from an old Chinese doctor at the 24 hour walk-in clinic that I first attended in desperation. He said to avoid eating salt. Not easy. Everything is loaded with salt these days. That seems to have helped a lot.
     
  5. SteveRicks

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    All good ideas. Rowuk's idea would help you know if it is related to playing. You sound like it isn't so much height related as I assume the problem exists even on a riser 3 or 4 feet off the ground. You indicated you feel nauseous - assuming not dizzy. If it is height related, then that is another story. I hate heights and would never be able to play on the top riser of a football stadium. Wife made me hike the Grand Canyon once from top to bottom. If you look closely, you can still see my fingernail imprints is the rock cliff.

    Let us know if you find a solution. It may help others,
     

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