Finger Positions

Finger Positions

Do you keep your fingers on the flute when you play? Are you letting gravity pull them down? If not, you should be. Your fingers need to be staying on the keys when you play. They move much better. They’re more efficient. They’re faster. And they’re...
Your B Thumb

Your B Thumb

It’s important that when you are playing flute that your fingers are as natural and as relaxed as possible. And that goes for your thumb too. This is talking about your B thumb. I see so many students that play with the tip of their thumb. I used to play with my...
Finger Touch

Finger Touch

When you’re playing, you want your fingers to be very light on the keys. If you’re using too much pressure, the keys make too much noise when you’re playing. And in the flute world, that’s just not acceptable. Because, well we can fix that. And if we can, then we...
Fixing First Finger Problems

Fixing First Finger Problems

Why is the lowly first finger a problem? Because often that first finger is down for our D and our Eb, and it shouldn’t be. The only time your first finger is down for D is when it’s below the staff, low register and Eb. When you’re on the 4th line D, or Eb on the 4th...