For years, the correct way to hold and balance a flute has been a much debated topic.
The Thumbport is designed to help relieve the strain and stress of playing the instrument. Simply clip it on to the flute tube around the F key. Utilising the only finger that does not operate any key, the right hand thumb, it provides more freedom and the potential to correct awkward holding of a flute.
Constructed with both soft and hard plastics, the Thumbport will not scratch the flute and will stay securely in place.
How to Use
First, make sure the flute body is free of sweat and grease. If you have a new flute, it may be a good idea to wipe off it with rubbing alcohol. This will reduce the chance for the Thumbport to move from its place.
Please snap the Thumbport onto the flute at around the F key.
The tip of the right thumb should push against the flute at point A (image below), and at an angle (roughly 30° to 45°). The extension arm of the Thumbport should rest naturally on the side of the thumb at point B (image below). One can scoot the Thumbport toward or away from the rib depending upon individual requirements. Because the contact surface is made of a soft plastic, it does not slide easily once in place.