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Trill Fingering Chart for Flute and Piccolo

First Octave: B3 to C5

This fingering chart includes trill fingerings, which are fingerings designed for rapid alternation between two notes at an interval of a minor second (semitone) or a major second (whole tone) apart. Many of these fingerings can also be used as alternate fingerings for some fast passages. Keys to be trilled are indicated in red. When more than one key is to be trilled, the keys should be simultaneously pressed and simultaneously released, unless the description says to alternate pressing and releasing the keys. These fingerings are intended for all sizes of flute (soprano, alto, and bass) and piccolo unless specified otherwise.

 

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B3-C4

B0-C1T 123|123C BImpractical. 

B3-C4
C4-D4

B0-C#1T 123|123C# BImpractical. 

B3-C4
C4-D4

C1-Db1T 123|123CLean down to the right and close the C# cup (key) with the right knee.  Trill with the little finger of the right hand on the C key.ET

C4-D4

C1-D1T 123|123CBasic. 

C4-D4

C#1-D1T 123|123C#Basic. 

C4-D4
D4-E4

C#1-D#1T 123|120C#Anchor flute by placing LH pinky under flute below the G# key, close RH 3 key ring by using right thumb to pull the kicker away from the flute, then trill the tone hole while key ring remains depressed. 
T 123|123EbLean down to the right and close the C# cup (key) with the right knee.  Trill with the Eb key.ET
T 123|123EbUse a device such as a rubber band to close the C# hole. Impractical for passages.PM

D4-E4

D1-Eb1T 123|123EbBasic. 

D4-E4

D1-E1T 123|123Basic. 

D4-E4
E4-F4

D1-Eb1T 123|123EbBasic. 

D4-E4
E4-F4

Eb1-F1T 123|123EbBasic. 
T 123|123Eb  

E4-F4

E1-F1T 123|12-EbBasic. 

E4-F4
F4-G4

E1-F#1T 123|12-EbBasic. 

E4-F4
F4-G4

F1-Gb1T 123|1-3EbBasic. 

F4-G4

F1-G1T 123|1--EbBasic. 

F4-G4

F1-G1T 123|--3EbBasic. 
T 123|-2-EbFast slur from E. 

F4-G4
G4-A4

F#1-G#1T 123G#|--3EbBasic. 
T 123G#|-2-EbFast slur from E. 
G4-A4 G1-Ab1T 123G#|---EbBasic. 
G4-A4 G1-A1T 123|---EbBasic. 
G4-A4 G#1-A1T 123G#|---EbBasic. 

G4-A4
A4-B4

Ab1-Bb1Bb 123G#|---EbBasic. 
T 123G#|1--Eb  
T 123G#|Bb---Eb  
Bb 123G#|---EbFlat interval. 
T 123G#|1--EbFlat interval. 
T 123G#|Bb---EbFlat interval. 

A4-B4

A1-Bb1Bb 12-|---EbBasic. 
T 12-|1--Eb  
T 12-|Bb---Eb  

A4-B4

A1-B1B 12-|---EbBasic. 

A4-B4
B4-C5

A#1-Bb1B 1--|Bb---EbBasic. 
B 1--|1--Eb  

A4-B4
B4-C5

Bb1-C2Bb 1--|---EbBasic. 
T 1--|Bb---Eb  
T 1--|1--Eb  

B4-C5

B1-C2B 1--|---EbBasic. 

B4-C5
C5-D5

B1-C#2B 1--|---EbBasic. 
B 1--|C#---EbBasic with C# trill key. 

B4-C5
C5-D5

C2-Db21--|---EbBasic. 
1--|C#---EbBasic with C# trill key. 

C5-D5

C2-D21--|-D--EbBasic. 

C5-D5

C#2-D2---|-D--EbBasic. 

C5-D5
D5-E5

C#2-D#2---|--D#-EbBasic. 
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