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 Right Hand Thumb and Index Finger
Author: drizzledtoes 
Date:   2022-04-05 20:18

Hello all,

Would like to seek your opinion regarding the right hand when playing the oboe.

For me, i always realised my right hand index finger is always almost sideways (parallel to the F# key) rather than more perpendicular to the F# key.

I believe that this is also due to how my thumb is on the thumbrest.

I feel that my right hand index finger is hindering a lot of my legato possibilities for running notes so i am trying my best to fix this.

For me, when i play the oboe, the flesh of my thumb (opposite of the nailbed) is on the wood of the oboe, and i think that i am pushing up my oboe that way on the wood too. The right, side of my thumb is under the thumbrest.

I was wondering if this is correct. I have tried to turn my right wrist more forward, and this has helped my index finger to be more perpendicular, but it just feels weird and not great, and it affects my right hand pinky too, so it still did not solve my problem. And turning my wrist only stays momentarily, soon after, i go back to my old hand position.

I was thinking maybe the way i balance my oboe with my thumb might be causing this issue of my right hand index finger being almost parallel to the F# key, what do you guys think?

Thanks in advance

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drizzledtoes 2022-04-05 20:18 
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