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#1 2008-07-25 02:48:54

Registered: 2008-07-25
Posts: 6

partial holing technique

I'm a little curious if there is a traditionally *best* way to partially cover holes.  Lets say that I am moving from a fully covered hole and the next note that I want to play is a half hole of that exact same hole.  Do I move the finger covering that hole up, down, to the side?  Is there any general consensus as to the best way to train my fingers for this?  thanks so much!



#2 2008-07-25 12:21:29

Jon Kypros
From: Norfolk VA
Registered: 2008-06-28
Posts: 259

Re: partial holing technique

hello, some teachers describe it as an uncovering of a hole in instances such as these. so to go a whole step up from Ro the fundamental you just roll the first finger up so that the hole becomes more or less half uncovered. in Japanese this "half hole" is called a chu-meri and doesn't require any movement of the head when using this fingering method.

-PS i just figured out this mac video and youtube thing so i figured why not make the first video about "half-holing".


Last edited by Jon (2008-07-25 14:31:00)

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#3 2008-07-25 16:16:13

Registered: 2007-11-24
Posts: 8

Re: partial holing technique

Thank you for that great short, Jon. This is exactly what this forum needs more of. Following along is great practice, even if I'm already familiar with the material. I am eagerly awaiting your next installment.

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