Cuban flute players have developed a special approach to their music,
playing the flute in its highest octaves, far above the ordinary range the
instrument was designed for. They favour the use of French five-key
flutes, usually with the embouchure hole enlarged and the stopper moved
very close to the edge of the hole. Needless to say, you need to
know the fingerings that make these notes possible.
Pablo Nuñez has worked out the best fingerings for his Jerome
Thibouville Lamy five key and kindly given permission to make them
available from this site. You can access the .pdf file here
(allow some time as the file is 266K).
Our thanks to Pablo.
Meet Pablo Nuñez
I asked Pablo to introduce himself
Born in 1967 in Madrid, I received
from my parents the delight for classical music, being my favourites Bach,
Haendel, Mozart and Wagner. At the age of 13 I started playing recorders,
becoming passionate for wind instruments. As a self taught I always found
difficulties to improve my skills, much more when I got the chance to play
my first Boehm System flute at the age of 19.
next strong influence was jazz, folk and traditional music. While coursing
BDS in Aeronautical Engineering, I joined a traditional music group,
playing both winds and lutes. This was a very positive experience, and
thus had the chance to play live, which proved to be the most
pleasant-and-frightening feeling I ever had.