Hi Dawn – I’m also practicing glissandi and have a blister on my second finger (right hand)… Somewhere on this site there was a thread which give me the advice to go to a local health / organic / homeopathic store and get a “tincture of myrrh”.. I tried it – and it works for me! I put a few drops on my finger at night – and the next day I can play again… Helps to sooth the blister and form a nice callous.. The guy at the store told me that it is what guitar players use … For a really bad blister – I’ve also had success with “new skin” – that you get in the band-aid section of any drug store… But i only use that before the blister really appears – in other words – when it hasn’t “popped up”… Only when I feel a really nasty one coming… Hope any of this will help you! From one sore finger to another – Cheers!! William
At my audition for Eastman, I was play a piece that was a page full of glisses. I acquired a blister about twenty minutes before my audition. Since I was used to just water blisters, I just punctured it, and but some tape over it. After a couple minutes of playing, it all was fine.