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 Re: Oboe hand sizes
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-09-08 21:54

I think I have one of the smaller sets of hands out there, and it is enough to have me playing a Rigoutat instead of a Loree. However, a friend of mine who appears to have, at least, shorter fingers than I do (my fingers are not that short, just small hand size) plays a Loree. She grew up playing oboe (and studied with John Mack.) But I also know from studying violin as a kid, that if your hands are still growing they will adapt to different required reaches. The pinky finger on my left hand is actually rotated outwards (? the direction it has to reach to play in correct position on the fingerboard, say B natural in 1st position on the E string.) compared to my right hand, which only had to use the bow. The difference is obvious just looking at my fists from the finger side. It's a problem trying to teach adult learners of the violin who have even bigger hands than I do, because they don't have the reach that developed over time while my hands were growing.

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