Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?

Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?

    
Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    15:05 on Friday, December 24, 2004          
(Cathy)
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I went music shop and try open hole flute but seems that my finger tip can`t cover the hole. Would it be my small finger tip problem or not get used to play open hole? Anyone have that problem. Is it better sound from open hole and advance level will shift from closed to open?

Thanks!


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    15:17 on Friday, December 24, 2004          
(Jessica)
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Hello
Ya If your fingers cant cover the holes then I strongly advise no open hole flutes. Some of my band students have open holes and they do just fine and some cant do open hole flutes because of their fingers.


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    15:21 on Friday, December 24, 2004          
(Cathy)
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Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your reply. As I read message here and some ppl said they can adjust to use open hole later on. So I am not sure whether I can adjust or not. I am not sure whether is my finger problem or time to adjust problem. So I would like to know whether open hole is sound better or not and should I consider the sound and buy the open hole for future?


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    15:55 on Friday, December 24, 2004          
(Meme)
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You should not be using finger tips. You should be uksing the pad UNDER the finger, under the area towards the BACK of the nail, which is not the `tip`.

But you don`t have to make yourself conform to what is largely a fashion if it is uncomfortable for you.


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    17:50 on Friday, December 24, 2004          
(Carolyn)
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I`ve had an open hole flute for a year now and I still have one of the plugs in for my left hand ring finger key. It`s just hard for my finger to reach that far...


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    04:05 on Monday, December 27, 2004          
(Cathy)
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Meme,

You mean right fingers position should be flatten the finger to play?



Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    06:26 on Monday, December 27, 2004          
(Meme)
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True. This applies to all woodwind. Never use the tips. It would greatly slow you down, even if you could cover the holes.

If you did not have your fingers flat for the larger holes of clarinet then you would not have a hope of closing the holes!


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    09:43 on Monday, December 27, 2004          
(PiAnOpLaYeR@12)
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Do what Meme says please take her advice.


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    12:24 on Monday, December 27, 2004          
(Cathy)
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I`ve just confused as some ppl say they can adjust to use from closed to open. Or they cover the hole step by step from remove one plug to another until all. So I think this can be adjust if at the first try I can`t cover the hole. Should I go to music shop again to try with flatten finger position to see whether I can cover the hole or not? If I can`t cover now, no hope to cover later on?


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    22:00 on Monday, December 27, 2004          
(Meme)
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It all depends on your arm length, your hand size, the relative length of your fingers, and your posture while you are playing.

You may find that the fingers cover the holes more easily if you turn your head (and the flute) more to the left.


Re: Small finger tip problem or not get used to open hole?    11:30 on Tuesday, December 28, 2004          
(Cathy)
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Thanks!


   

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