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bottom thumb control

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:40 pm
by davidthepiper
I'm learning the Gaitas after playing the Highland Pipes for a few years. The Gaita is supposed to be played with finger tips and open hole fingering. When playing the upper two notes (G and A equivalent GHP) I have no control over the bottom of the Gaita chanter. Is there a thumb rest or advice that anyone has to facilitate going from a G to a B or similar?

Re: bottom thumb control

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:38 pm
by anima
I keep a pinkie on the bottom hole

Re: bottom thumb control

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:47 pm
by davidthepiper
Do you keep the pinky down throughout the fingering sequence?

Re: bottom thumb control

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:37 am
by anima
I put it down when moving to the upper hand