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 Re: Right Hand Thumb and Index Finger
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2022-04-16 22:45

While I can reach all the keys just fine, I along with a lot of other people find the weight stressful on my right thumb. I tried various things over the years; neck straps just don't work for me, and I even found myself playing with the bell resting between my knees, hardly a correct thing to do.

But recently someone designed something that works wonderfully for me and I would recommend anyone who has right hand "holding the oboe problems" to take a look at this. It's called the Hook; it velcros onto the stand shaft and you rest the bell on it. I think it is brilliant; I actually got it for my Cor because I simply cannot reach a Cor with my small hands, and suddenly I CAN reach it and easily, even if I do have to shuffle my hand a little. It has opened up Cor playing for me. I don't mind at all that I cannot wave the bell all over the available space; I play horn as primary and we do not find it necessary to weave and wave and bob up and down.

If you play both oboe and Cor in a concert, you can have two of these and simply swivel the one you're not using out of the way. It is easily adjustable up and down the stand shaft but not instantaneously so during a concert.

I don't know if I'm allowed to put links here for something that is for sale (not by me) so if interested maybe try to find it. The Hook for oboe and Cor.

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