Wrists and Flutes
Many students have difficulty with proper hand position. The angle of the wrist is critical to addressing the proper angle for the entire hand. Here are a few pointers: Left wrist should be perpendicular to the flute, i.e., the wrist is straight up and down. You may bend the left thumb a little bit to accomplish this angle.There should be virtually no bend in the left wrist. Right hand: Think about the position of hands/wrists when you are holding a can of soda or a drink. Keeping that angle, pivot the hand a quarter turn to the left and you should see the top of your hand and a smooth line all the way from knuckle joint to elbow: virtually no angle in the wrist at all. Keeping neutral wrist position should keep your hands and arms feeling great no matter how many hours of rehearsal and practice you put in.