Flute Technique and the Awkward Right Thumb

by Carolyn Keyes

As anyone who has ever taught beginning flutists knows, the flute is an awkward instrument to hold. Posture and hand position issues often linger well past the first few years of instruction, and perhaps none are as ubiquitous as the protruding right hand thumb. A protruding right thumb causes shortened tendons in the right hand, which can both restrict a player’s flute technique, and result in future hand problems... Continue reading this article at http://www.smartmusic.com/blog/flute-technique-awkward-right-thumb/