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Alternate Fingering Chart for Heckel-System Bassoon

Third Octave: F4 to G5

This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. Some alternate fingerings are designed for fast passages, while others modify the tone, color, or pitch at normal and extreme dynamic levels. The fingerings apply to Heckel-system (German) bassoons. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for Heckel-system contrabassoon.

The fingering scheme explains the text and keys used to depict fingerings.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

F4
G4

F#4/Gb4-23Eb|Bb 12-Basic. 
-23Eb|12-FBasic. 
W 23|1--  
23Eb|1--  
W 23Eb|1--  
-2-Eb|Bb 12-  
1-3Eb|Bb 12-  
1-3|Bb 12-  
-2-Eb|12-F  
-2-|1--  
---Eb|G# 12-  
---Eb|G# -2-  

G4

G4W 23Eb|1--FBasic. 
W 23|1--F  
W 23Eb|---G#  
W 23|---G#  
W 23Eb|---  
W 23|---  

G4
A4

G#4/Ab4W 23Eb|--3Basic. 
W 23Eb|--3  
W 23Eb|Bb ---F  
W 23Eb|Bb -23  
W 23|--3  
W 23|Bb ---F  
W 23|Bb -23  

A4

A4a C# 123Eb|--3Basic. 
a C# 123Eb|---F  
a C# 123Eb|Bb -23  
a C# 123|--3  
a C# 123|---F  
a C# 23Eb|--3  

A4
B4

A#4/Bb4a C# 123Eb|12-FBasic. 
a C# 123|12-F  
C# W 123Eb|-2-F  
C# W 123Eb|E 12-F  
C# W 123Eb|E -2-F  
a C# 23Eb|12-F  

B4
C5

B4/Cb5b 12-Eb|Bb 12-F  
b 12-Eb|Bb 1--F  

B4
C5

B#4/C5b 1--Eb|Bb 12-F  
b 1--Eb|Bb 1--F  

C5
D5

C#5/Db5d b 1-3Eb|1-3  
d 1-3Eb|1-3  
d 1-3Eb|E 1-3G#  
d 1-3Eb|1-3G#  
d 1-3Eb|E 1-3  

D5

D5d -3Eb|Bb --3F  
d -23Eb|Bb --3G#  
b -23Eb|Bb --3G#  
d -3Eb|Bb --3G#  
d --3Eb|--3G#  
--3Eb|--3F  

D5
E5

D#5/Eb5d -eb-3Eb|Bb --3G#  
d -eb-3|Bb --3G#  
d -eb-3Eb|Bb ---G#  
d -eb-3|Bb ---G#  
C# 23|C#---G#  
C# 23|---G#  
C# –23|–2–F# Flat. AH
C# –23Eb|–2–F# Less flat than previous fingering. AH

E5
F5

E5/Fb5C# 23|G# 123F  
C# –eb23|–2–F# Flat. AH
C# –eb23Eb|–2–F# Less flat than previous fingering. AH
E5
F5
E#5/F5C# 12-|F# 123G#Bright and full of overtones.SM2
C# 12-|F# 123FBright and full of overtones.SM2
C# 123|F# 123G#Bright and full of overtones.SM2
C# 123|F# 123FBright and full of overtones.SM2
F5
G5
F#5/Gb5a 1––|––– Requires a tight embouchure. BC
G5
G5
a 12–|1–– Requires a tight embouchure. BC
G5
A5
G#5/Ab5
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