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Alternate Fingering Chart for Flute

Third Octave: D6 to C7

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. These fingerings are the same on all sizes of flute unless specified otherwise. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for piccolo.

 

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D6

D6 T -23|---Eb Basic.  
T -23G#|1--Eb Very sharp, good for pp. SS
T 123|---Eb Harmonic (G4).  
T -23|123 Harmonic (D5).  

D6
E6

D#6/Eb6 T 123G#|123Eb Basic.  
T -23|--D#-Eb Slur from D.  
T -23G#|---Eb Slur from D; flat.  
T 123|123Eb Flat; harmonic (Eb4).  
T 123G#|--D#-Eb Sharp.  
T 123G#|---Eb Harmonic (G#4).  
T -23|123Eb Harmonic (Eb5); flat.  
T 123G#|123Eb C# Slightly flat. Excellent for ff. MM
T -23G#|123 Great for bass flute. AZ

E6
F6

E6/Fb6 T 12-|12-Eb Basic.  
T 12-|12- Flat; good for hard attacks.  
T 12-|12D#-Eb Sharp; harder to crack to A5.  
T 1-3|123Eb Sharp; slur from F or F#.  
T 123|12-Eb Harmonic (E4); flat.  
T 12-|---Eb Harmonic (A4); flat.  
T 12-|--D#-Eb Clear and in tune with response similar to that of D6. HW
T -2-|---Eb Great for bass flute. AZ

E6
F6

E#6/F6 T 1-3|1--Eb Basic.  
T 1-3|1-3Eb Flat.  
T 1-3|1-Eb Good for ff. NH
T 1-3|1-D#3Eb Good for pp.  
T 1-3|1-3C# Slur with A6.  
T 123|1--Eb Harmonic (F4); flat.  
Bb 1--|---Eb Harmonic (Bb4); flat.  

F6
G6

F#6/Gb6 B 1-3|--3Eb Basic.  
B 1-3|-2-Eb Slur with E6.  
B 1-3|--3C# Slur with A6.  
B 1-3|-2-C# Slur with A6.  
B 1-3|-23 Flat.  
B 1-3|-23Eb Flat.  
T 123|--3Eb Harmonic (F#4); flat.  
T 123|-2-Eb Harmonic (F#4); flat.  
B 1--|---Eb Harmonic (B4); flat.  

G6

G6 123|---Eb Basic.  
123|---C# Use in combination with F6, F#6, and A6 fingerings using the C# foot key.  
123|123C Harmonic (C4).  
123|123Eb Harmonic (Eb4); flat.  
T 123|---Eb Harmonic (G4); flat.  
1--|---Eb Harmonic (C5); flat.  
T -23|123Eb Harmonic (Eb5); sharp.  

G6
A6

G#6/Ab6 -23G#|---Eb Basic.  
-23G#|-23Eb Flatter; good for ff.  
T 123G#|C#---Eb For models with C# trill key.  
T -23G#|12-Eb Sharp.  
123G#|123C# Harmonic (C#4).  
T 123G#|123C# Harmonic (C#4).  
---|---Eb Harmonic (C#5); flat.  

A6

A6 T -2-|1--Eb Basic.  
T -2-|1-3C# Slur to F or F#.  
T –2–|1-Eb Good for ff. NH

A6
B6

A#6/Bb6 T ---|1D-- Basic.  
T ---|1-D#- Sharp.  
T 1--|1D-- Slur with F or A.  
Bb 1-3|-D-3Eb Sharp.  
Bb 1-3|-D23Eb Sharp.  
Bb 1––|1DB In tune. PS3
Bb ---|--- Flat.  
T 1--G#|1--C# Great for bass flute. AZ

B6
C7

B6/Cb7 B 1-3|--D#- Basic.  
Bb 1–3|––D#B Clearer, less shrill, and more in tune. PS3
B 1-3|-D-D#-Eb Sharp.  
B 1-3|--D#3 Flat.  
T ---|1D-D#- Flat.  
B 1-3|-D-D#3Eb Flat.  
B --3|---C# Great for bass flute. AZ

B6
C7

B#6/C7 123G#|1-- Basic with B-foot.  
123G#|1-- Basic with C-foot.  
T 123G#|1-- More in tune, but stuffy. KJ
123G#|1-3 Use with B-foot.   
123G#|1-3 Use with C-foot; better balance.   
123G#|1--C Sharp.   
123G#|12- Flat.  
1-3|--D#- Flat.  
123G#|123Eb Flat.  
123G#|123ß   KJ
T 123G#|123ß Flat. KJ
123G#|1– In tune. NH
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