Thread: Flute fingers
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Flute fingers

I have come across a number of adult pipers, usually people who have played wind instruments in the past, who play the top hand with their finger tips, i.e. with their fingers in a very curved fashion. They don't on the bottom hand because of the size and spacing of the holes.
Any suggestions beyond constantly repeating, "straighten your fingers"?
Whatever successes with correcting such poor finger posture and ingrained bad habits that you have experienced would be greatly appreciated.
“These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.”
~Alfred Hitchcock, 1899-1980
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