More flute player opinions…
So, after another retreat full of great flute classes, I’m at another question for all the fellow flute/whistle players, the question being, in flute and whistle playing (especially flute), what are your opinions on whether or not the index finger should be lifted for the second octave D (d)?
When doing a cran, I of course lift it, and I try to lift it most of the time, but some passages are just too much hassle to try and get them all in like that. My teacher says that having the finger down ruins the tone, but I personally think that on passing notes it doesn’t matter as much, along with the fact that I’ve done for a long time keeping it down on certain notes as to give it more of a bark on that note.
So, what does everyone think on this?