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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000048.txt from 2002/02

From: Neil Leupold <leupold_1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Stiff Finger joint
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 11:40:24 -0500

In other words, yes, the knuckle.

--- Stephanie Smith <stephms@-----.edu> wrote:
> Audrey-
>
> I was referring to the joint where the fingers meet the hand...when you
> let finger motion originate from this joint, you can let your entire
> finger move as a unit, allowing it to be curved and not "lock up."
>
> Stephanie
>
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Audrey Travis wrote:
>
> > Stephanie, when you refer to the first joint, do you mean the knuckles, or
> > the point at which the fingers separate from the hand? From your
> > description, it sounds like the knuckles.... I have the same problem with my
> > right pinky, but the problem stems from my pinky being too short, so Morrie
> > Backun is going to reposition my RH pinky keys. Once done, I'll be able to
> > apply your ideas. I will definitely try them for all other fingers today!
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Audrey
> >
> > Stephanie Smith wrote:
> >
> > > Try this: make a fist, letting
> > > the tips of your fingers touch your palms. Now look at the back of your
> > > hand so that all you can see is your fist, no fingers. Look at the joints
> > > at the top of your fist. These are the first joints where the fingers
> > > attach to the hand, and this is where movement of your fingers should
> > > originate from. Now open your fist slowly and think about the feeling of
> > > moving your fingers from those first joints. Turn your hand over, and
> > > look at where those joints fall on your palm. It should actually be right
> > > around the highest crease on your palm...a lot farther down than you might
> > > have actually thought your fingers extended! This was a major
> > > breakthrough to me. Once I started letting my fingers curve and the first
> > > joint do the work it for which it was intended, my problems with my pinkie
> > > fingers locking up completely disappeared. I hope this helps you. Good
> > > luck!
> > >
> > > Stevi Smith
> > >
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