Mudcat Café message #275342 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13579   Message #275342
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
10-Aug-00 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Subject: RE: Help: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Some whistles and flutes are just always going to be playable only by those with big hands. However, if it's just about playable, then experiment. I added four notes to the range of an Irish flute in D by putting electrical tape over the edge of the center hole for the right hand. (It seems my finger was not getting it closed up before then.)

Only 1/16th inch of tape crosses the hole, but it is enough to make a gasket so the hole is actually closed when I bring my finger down.

Come to think of it, I have now substituted a cirlce of black elastic for the tape. It's more elegant.

I have heard of people putting Dr Scholl's corn pads on their fingers to close holes, but it didn't work for me.