Trumpet Nosebleeds

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jamestrumpet, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Jamestrumpet

    Jamestrumpet New Friend

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    Hey guys,

    I have recently been experiencing nosebleeds when i blast out anything above a high C. Has anyone ever experienced this? I heard that James Morrison used to get it all the time, and that there is a video of him with his shirt covered in blood as he kept playing.
     
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  2. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    Talk to a doctor...
    The internet is a bad place for advice of the physical kind.
     
  3. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Pianissimo User

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    Do not mess with this sympton. Nobody in their right mind would say it is OK because it used to happen to a pro. Go to a doctor first and let them tell whether it is OK or not. Please.

    david
     
  4. Jamestrumpet

    Jamestrumpet New Friend

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    Alright calm down, its a nosebleed im not dying. And iv been to the doctor and got it corterized but doctors dont really specialise in brass instruments do they so i thought id ask anyone else has experienced this from playing high and loud. And i was interested to see if it was true about morrison. No need to over react so much.
     
  5. lakerjazz

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    Well my saxophone player friend gets nose bleeds occasionally. If you breathe through your nose and it is a dry day, it can happen. Something about the pressure you put on your face when playing high might substitute for the dryness of the day. That's my best guess, but if you don't breathe through your nose, then I don't know.
     
  6. Dark Knight

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    OK. As long as you have been to the doctor, then it is a reasonable question. It did sound as if you were trying to determine if nose-bleeds were a common occurance in "lieu" of going to the doctor.

    Best Wishes and a hemogloben free exisitance above the staff line ;-)

    David
     
  7. AKtrumpet

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    Honestly it just sounds like your using too much pressure and / or not enough of your pressure is making it into the trumpet.
     
  8. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

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    I'd get my BP checked for sure, and as AK trumpet says, maybe you're using too much pressure?
     
  9. Jamestrumpet

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    Yeah i think too much pressure could be the issue, i go alot more read than most of my trumpet playing friends so that could be it

    thanks :)
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Come one guys. Using too much pressure with the mouthpiece could get the LIPS to bleed, not the nose.

    I have 4 children and 2 get regular nose bleeds - one more than another. It is heriditary in their cases. Even with cauterization, it CAN come back again.

    The doctor does not need to be a brass expert. They just need to be able to check some basic things. I had untreated sleep apnea and on stage my blood pressure went up to 210/170. I now have a CPAP and some blood pressure pills, issue diagnosed, treated, under control.

    The doctor is your friend.
     

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