Holding the flute Part Two - Beginner Question
I posted a question a few months back that prompted a spirited discussion of how to hold the flute. This was mostly focused on the left/top hand. Now to the right/lower hand.
I just watched some video of Matt Molloy and realized his right hand little finger stays anchored to his flute (except when he’s moving to a key?). I’m playing a keyless D and I have a hard time playing and keeping my little finger down when playing D/E/F, so I play with it up in the air. I tend to lower it when playing G/A/B/C#/C to help balance the flute. But alternating B to D and back makes it feel like my whole right hand is rocking forward and back—forward for D with little finger up; back for B with little finger down. Repeat.
Should I be playing with that little finger anchored on the flute at all times?
Thanks in advance.