Thread: Flute fingers
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Flute fingers

Firstly, it's import to reassure that you understand that it feels counter-intuitive, and that you can clearly explain why the finger position is different.

Make sure they understand they only movement should be from the base knuckle, where the finger joins the palm.

To change behaviour like this doesn't just happen - they need to spend a few minutes every practice consciously working on this one thing, by watching their fingers while they play. A practice diary or checksheet they can use is a good way of keeping students honest.
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