Thumbport II Flute Thumb Rest
Thumbport II Flute Thumb Rest is designed to help players balance/hold the flute more comfortably. It is comprised of a C-shaped shell and a thumb-like extension. The Thumbport helps the player to place the right thumb at an efficient spot and provides additional support.
Analysis Mechanically, there are three factors associated with balancing a flute: 1. the mass (weight) of the flute 2. horizontal rotation, 3. axial rotation. The gravity centre of a flute is located slightly to the right of the left index finger (see letter G in Illustration 1 below). When the knuckle of the left index finger takes up most of the weight of a flute at number 2, the small remaining weight is often assumed by the right thumb. When playing the flute, the player pushes the embouchure plate against the chin (Ill. 1, number 1). With the left index finger both supporting and pushing, the flute might rotate clockwise without a counterforce from the right hand. Additionally, the uneven weight of the flute mechanism contributes to another rolling tendency.
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