Mudcat Café message #112379 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13579   Message #112379
Posted By: alison
08-Sep-99 - 04:29 AM
Thread Name: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Subject: RE: Help: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Hi Bob,

(Send me a phone number if you like)...... I can't stretch them at all even if I use my little finger for the bottom note. The lowest I can do comfortably is a Low A.. I can attempt a G but the notes aren't clean... My fingers are long but they are thin... if I had chubbier fingers maybe they'd cover the holes better.

Apaprently if you use piping type fingering ie cover the holes about half way along the finger not using the tip you can manage better.... still doesn't work for me.

Tell her to go with a nice mellow Bb or an A.. they can still sound great..... unfortunately nothing is as good as the sound of a Low D played well....... but some of us just have to accept we weren't designed for them....