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 Re: Fatigue ring finger (RH)
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-06-11 20:43

Fatigue on the right hand often comes from tension. Some tension is necessary in the RH thumb and forefinger to hold the instrument, but I see many students who allow that tension to creep to the lower part of the hand.

To play without tension, hold the instrument in your mouth and lightly finger a C. While doing that, you should also be able to wiggle the RH free fingers very loosely. That looseness should translate into how lightly you put those fingers on the keys.

If you have to press the keys down to get notes to play, then your oboe is out of adjustment or has bad pads.

The Ferling etude 44 (in five flats with lots of triplets) doesn't seem particularly stressful on Fs. You could play some of the fork Fs on left F instead, but I still think that tension may be what is causing your problem.

If your hand is free from tension, you should be able to play measured trills for a minute without stopping. An example of a measured trill is low E trilled to F, played in 16th notes at metronome quarter = 150. Others are D/E, D/F, Eb/F, and F/G.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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