Thread: Flute fingers
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:13 AM   #7
piper Q
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Default Re: Flute fingers

I'll explain to the student that the bagpipe is different and that the fingers themselves become the valves which need to open and seal the holes, its not a natural function for most people as we tend to grasp things naturally, which means we curl the fingers towards our palms. Pretty much once they understand that they need to learn a different set of motions the Adult students who are dedicated will practice finger lifts on a recurring basis, along with various finger stretching exercises which reinforce the need to open the fingers outward. Still many have the tendency to curl and try to use fingertips, until they have that ah-ha moment of revelation.
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