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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:07 pm 
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I have been learning on a high D whistle and just for a change I bought a Bb and instantly found a little problem with the finger holes in that I can't easily get my right hand ring finger on the lowest hole due to arthritis. So far I have got round it by taping my ring finger and little fingers together and playing normally, this makes my little finger automatically cover the tone hole even though I am 'driving' with my ring finger, it's not perfect but I'm hoping I'll get used to it.

Anyone else had to do something like this with the bigger whistles?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm 
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I've not seen taping fingers together, but I've seen people play Low Whistles using the little finger for Hole 6, the ring finger staying on the whistle as an "anchor" finger.

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