Topic: Right hand wrist movement on the bassoon
I have rather small hands (maybe I should have learnt the oboe!), but I've been playing bassoon for about 17 years now, gone through university and everything, and only recently noticed that my right hand wrist moves every now and then. I've never noticed it before, but that doesn't mean it could be a recent thing.
It seems to happen when I go for the Bb etc keys with my thumb. I have been using a thumb rest but I'm wondering if I should try without. I've tried to play making my hand and arm straight and aligned and minimise any wrist movement but it's tricky for me to do and seems to cause me more pain than if I let my wrist do what it wants to do.
Is it a problem, or will it cause further problems down the track? Any ideas on how to fix it?