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Alternate Fingering Chart for Flute

Fourth Octave: C7 to C8

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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Note

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Fingering

Description 

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C7
D7

C#7/Db7-2-G#|1--  
-2-G#|1--C  
-2-G#|1-3CSharp. 
-2-G#|123Eb KJ
-2-|123Eb KJ
-2-|1-3C  
-2-|1--C  
-2-|1-- DB
RD2
-2-|1-- DB
RD2
-23G#|1--Flat. 

D7

D7T --3|12-C  
T --3|12-Eb  
Bb ---|-23EbRoll out. 
Bb ---|--3BGood response. Useful in the first movement of the Prokofiev Sonata.DB
Bb ---|--3Easy to finger, harder response than when foot keys are also depressed.KJ

D7
E7

D#7/Eb7B --3G#|-D2-  
B --3|-D2-For B-footed instruments.KJ
B --3G#|-D2-C  
T --3|1D--CFlat.DB
RD2
T --3|1D--Eb  
T --3|1D2-EbFlat. 
B --3|-2-Flat. 
B --3|-2-C  
T -23|1D--Eb DB
T --3G#|1D--Eb DB
T 123G#|1D-3Eb  

E7
F7

E7/Fb712|-2D#-  
12-|-2D#-Sharp.DB
12-G#|-2D#-Sharp. 
123G#|-D-D#3CFlat. 
12-|-D2D#3CDifficult to finger on open-hole models. 
T 123G#|0D-D#3Eb C#Awkward but in tune. Press both the rim of RH 1 key and the D trill key with RH 1.KJ
123|-D2D#-C  
123|12D#-  
123|-2D#3 DB
RD2
123|-2D#- DB
RD2
120|-2D#-Slightly sharp.DB
RD2
12-|--D#3Eb C#Sharp. Excellent response.DB
RD2
123|12-Sharp, requires very fast air stream.AS
12-|12-C  
12-|12D#-  
12-|-D23C  
12-|-D-3CGood response. 
12-|--3Eb  
12-G#|--D#3Eb  
12-|--D#3Eb DB

E7
F7

E#7/F7-2-|-2D#-  
-20|-2D#-Better response.MK
-2-|--D#3Eb C#  
10-|--D#3Eb C#Flat. Excellent response.DB
RD2
-0-|--D#3Eb C#Slightly sharp.DB
RD2
T 1-3|1-3Eb BSharp.DB
RD2
123|1D-D#- ET
12-G#|1D-D#-C ET
12-G#|-D-D#-C  

F7
G7

F#7/Gb7T -23G#|-23  
T 1-3|1-D#3  
T 1-3|1-D#3Eb C#  
T --3|1-D#3Eb B DB
RD2
T 1-3|1-D#3C ET
T 1-3|1-3Eb C#Excellent response.IR

G7

G7T -23G#|-D2-Article by Robert Dick about G4 from the Larry Krantz Flute Pages.  
T -23G#|-D2-B
T -23G#|-23BDB
G7
A7
G#7/Ab7T -23G#|-D23B   DB
A7 A7  Submit a fingering for this note. 
A7
B7
A#/Bb7T -23G#|D23B Very airy. Very difficult. CP
B7
C8
B7/Cb8
    Submit a fingering for this note.  
B7
C8
B#7/C8
1–3G#|1–D#Eb Very difficult. MG

 

 

 

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