How do I teach a group of 12 students to hold a flute? Or even one? You can't see your fingers flute like a clarinet or trumpet. And yet, if the flute is not held properly, it is tough to get a sound out even if the student succeeded with just the head joint.
There are three balance points on the flute. Using these three balance points correctly, makes it so the flute stays stationary even when switching from the beloved C to D combination.
Many kids know the sign language letters. The "X" in sign is just the way the left knuckle is used. Having a "C come in for a landing" on the right hand insures that the center of the palm is not too far forward. The right hand has the center of the palm back as if a hand puppet is talking.
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