The other day I was playing with my teacher.
We were playing hard. The adrenaline was pumping. I was in the groove.
Suddenly he stopped.
"Let me see your hands" he said.
I reached over and showed him my palm. The tip of my finger had split and I was bleeding. I looked at the drum and saw that there was a red blotch in the middle of the skin.
"Tape it" Sidy said.
So I wound sport tape around my bleeding finger and started to play again. It wasn't until later, when I was alone, that I could feel any pain.