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Basic Fingering Chart for Heckel-System Bassoon

Second Octave: F3 to F4

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all bassoon players. The fingerings apply to Heckel-system (German) bassoons and contrabassoons.

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

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

F3
G3

F#3/Gb3W 23|F# 123FBasic. Leave more than half of LH 1 hole open.
W 23|123F F#Basic. Use in combination with fingerings using the right thumb.

G3

G3W 23Eb|123Basic. Cover about half of LH 1 hole.

G3
A3

G#3/Ab3W 23|123G#Basic. Cover more than half of LH 1 hole.
W 23|G# 123Basic. Use in combination with fingerings using the right little finger.

A3

A3123|12-Basic.
a 123|12-Flick fingering for slurs.

A3
B3

A#3/Bb3123|Bb 12-Basic.
a 123|Bb 12-Flick fingering for slurs.
b 123|Bb 12-Flick fingering for slurs.
123|12Bb-Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3.
a 123|12Bb-Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3, flick fingering for slurs.
b 123|12Bb-Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3, flick fingering for slurs.

B3
C4

B3/Cb4123|1--Basic.
b 123|1--Flick fingering for slurs.

B3
C4

B#3/C4123|---Basic.
b 123|---Flick fingering for slurs.

C4
D4

C#4/Db4D C# 123|---Basic.
C# 123|-23FFor slurs.

D4

D412-|---Basic.
d 12-|---Flick fingering for slurs.
b 12-|---Flick fingering for slurs.

D4
E4

D#4/Eb412-|123Basic.

E4
F4

E4/Fb41-3Eb|123Basic.

E4
F4

E#4/F41-3Eb|12-Basic.
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