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Embouchure and Finger Placement of Shinobue

June 24, 2019

Embouchure and Finger Placement of Shinobue

If you have no experience to play the flute, you may think that it's difficult to play the shinobue, too. This article helps the beginners to get a good shinobue embouchure and understand a good finger placement. It's important to relax while you play the shinobue. So, take it easy. 

Types of Shinobue

Which type should you choose? See also this article. 

Types of Shinobue


Fingering Chart of Shinobue

Practice the shinobue with the chart. See also this article. 

Fingering Chart of Shinobue

 

 

  1. Embouchure 

  2. Lips Placement 

  3. Where to Hit Air 

  4. Finger Placement 

 

1. Embouchure

How to blow

  • Make a little smile. 
  • Blow sharp and straight air. 

 Embouchure

Pay attention to stomach and blow slowly and long. 

Blow Air Slowly and Long

 2. Lips Placement

Make the center of the blow hole in the center of the face. 

Lips Placement with Shinobue

Cover one third of the blow hole with the lower lip. 

Cover Blow Hole with Lips

 3. Where to Hit Air

Keep embouchure and hit the air to the edge of the blow hole. 

Where to Hit Air

Find the best place to hit the air by turning shinobue outwards or inwards. 

Blow Shinobue

 4. Finger Placement

Do not close the finger holes with the fingertips. 

Close the holes with the pads of the fingers (left hand) and with the middle part of the first joint and second joint of the fingers (right hand). 

Finger Placement

 

Related Articles

Types of Shinobue

Do you know types of shinobue? See also this article. 

Types of Shinobue 


Types of Shinobue

Want to know how to play shinobue? See also this article. 

Fingering Chart of Shinobue 




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