one hand clapping


Many people don’t appreciate how a snap works.

It is not about the fingers.

A snap is your middle finger hitting the fat part of your palm. The actual snapping motion is just a way to pre-load tension on your finger and releasing it quickly.

In my technique I use my ring finger to pull down on the skin on my hand to create a more flat landing pad — a method I developed without even understanding what I was doing.

If you know any Persians (Iranians) ask them to do the Beshkan for you. It is a two handed snapping technique that is 5x louder than our western version. Here’s a Persian site that explains it, even includes a video (link on the right): 

photo from whatbettertime @ Flickr 


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