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 Post subject: Re: Right-hand fingers
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:39 pm 
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I think it is wrong to think of a dichotomy between piper's grip and curved right hand fingers with nothing 'in between'. Many players, e.g. Catherine McEvoy, Kevin Crawford, Conal O'Grade, Matt Malloy, etc. cover the holes with the pads in the middle of the first joint of their right hand fingers, and sometimes their fingers are fairly straight. On the other hand, Emer Mayock has a 'standard' piper's grip and her fingers can really fly: listen to her playing The Maids of Selma on her album Merry Bits of Timber. There is no reason for you to change if speed is what you're worrying about. But if you must, then experiment with using only the pads of the first joints of your right hand fingers.


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 Post subject: Re: Right-hand fingers
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:02 pm 
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cac wrote:
I think it is wrong to think of a dichotomy between piper's grip and curved right hand fingers with nothing 'in between'.

Yes. This is why I said 'I've gone more flat-fingered', not 'I've gone flat-fingered'.

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