My Flute Tips – Smooth Finger Technique
Ory’s Flute Tips
Smooth finger technique
Want to improve your finger technique? Check yourself: Are you aware of your fingers position while playing? How far away from the keys are they while playing?
The key to a smooth, quick and precise finger technique is your awareness for their position and distance from the keys. Next time you play your flute, check if you can feel where are your fingers and how far from the keys are they.
Try touching the keys with your fingers very lightly during all passages, even when the finger doesn’t have to press down a key. Simply feel with the tip of your finger the key under it, but don’t press it if the note doesn’t demand that.
Feeling the keys under your fingers helps you to control and place your fingers in the closest possible position to the keys. If you gently feel the keys while playing, you will get important information from your sense of touch, and your movement will be much quicker and precise, as the distance to the keys is now much shorter.
Try it out and let me know how it feels.
Ory Schneor is a principal flutist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Tongyeong Festival Orchestra and member of the Geneva Camerata.
He is teaching masterclasses around the world and he is the founder and instructor at FLUTEinWIEN