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Trill Fingering Chart for Flute and Piccolo

Third Octave: D6 to B6

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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D6-E6

D3-Eb3T -23|--D#-EbBasic. 
T -23|-D-D#-EbSharp Eb. 
T -23G#|---EbFlat Eb. 

D6-E6

D3-E3T -23|---EbBasic. 
T 123|---EbFlat E; harmonic (G4-A4). 

D6-E6
E6-F6

D#3-E3T 123G#|123EbBasic. 
T 123G#|123EbFlat E; harmonic (D#4-E4). 

D6-E6
E6-F6

Eb3-F3T 123G#|123EbBasic. 
T 123G#|123EbFlat F. 
Bb 123G#|---EbHarmonic (Ab4-Bb4); flat. 

E6-F6

E3-F3T 12-|12-EbBasic. 
Bb 12-|---EbHarmonic (A4-Bb4); flat. 
T 1-3|123EbSharp E. 

E6-F6
F6-G6

E3-F#3T 12-|12-EbBasic; flat F#. 
B 12-|--D#-EbFlat. 
B 12-|---EbHarmonic (A4-B4); flat. 

E6-F6
F6-G6

F3-Gb3B 1-3|1-3EbBasic. 
B 1-3|1-3C#Sharp. 
B 1-3|123C# ET
T 123|1--EbSharp Gb. 
B 1--|Bb---EbHarmonic (A#4-B4); flat. 

F6-G6

F3-G3T 1-3|1--EbBasic; flat G. 
T 1-3|1-3EbIn-tune G. 
T 103|1--C#Flat G; harmonic (F4-G4). 
Bb 1--|---EbHarmonic (Bb4-C5); flat. 
T 123|1--CIn tune. Works best on a B-foot model.DB

F6-G6

F#3-G3B 1-3|--3EbBasic; flat G. 
B 1-3|-2-EbFlat. 
123|1--C#Sharp F#. 
B 1--|---EbHarmonic (B4-C5); flat. 
B 1-3|-D23EbFlat interval. Good for piccolo.KJ

F6-G6
G6-A6

F#3-G#3B 1-3|--3EbBasic; flat G#. 
B 1-3|-2-EbFlat. 
B 1-3|C#--3EbBasic with C# trill key. 
T 123G#|--3EbAlternate LH G# with RH 3.ET
B 1--|---EbHarmonic (B4-C#5); flat. 

G6-A6

G3-Ab3123|-D--EbBasic. 
123|C#---EbBasic with C# trill key. 
123G#|---EbFlat Ab. 
123|---EbFlat Ab. 
1--|---EbHarmonic (C5-Db5); flat. 

G6-A6

G3-A3T -23|-23EbBasic; flat A. 
T 123|---EbBasic; harmonic (G4-A4); flat. 
123|C#-D--EbBasic, for models with C# trill key. 
T -23|---EbHarmonic (D6-E6); sharp G; flat A. 
123|1D--EbSharp A; bad tone. 
T 123|123Eb CFlat. 
123G#|1D--EbSharp; good response for ff; a little awkward.RL
123G#|1D--C#Awkward but in tune.DB
123G#|-D-D#-EbIn tune; good tone.PS
123|---Eb  

G6-A6

G#3-A3-23G#|-D--EbBasic. 
-23G#|--D#-EbSharp A. 
T -23G#|---EbFlat A. 

G6-A6
A6-B6

Ab3-Bb3-23G#|-D-D#-EbBasic, flat Bb. 
-23G#|C#-D-D#-EbBasic with C# trill key. 
T -23G#|12-EbGood tone; in tune. 
B -23G#|-23EbFlat. 

A6-B6

A3-Bb3T -2-|1--EbBasic; flat Bb. 
T -2-|1-3Interval is more in tune. Good for piccolo.KJ
T -2-|1-D#-EbFlat Bb. 
T -2-|1D-D#-EbBetter Bb. 

A6-B6

A3-B3T 123|1-3Basic; flat B 
T 103|1-3 ET
B 123|1-3Flat B. 
B 123|1-3BA little awkward. 
B 123|1-3Awkward but more in-tune B6.DB
B 12-G#|---Flat B; harmonic (A4-B4). 
B 12-|123BGood response.TF
B 12-|123Good response.TF
B 123|1D--EbSharp A; slightly flat B.RL
B 12–|–D––Eb Flat A and B. DK
T 1-|2-EbFlat B6, vent RH 2 as needed.MB

A6-B6
B6-C7

A#3-B3B 1-3|1D-D#-Basic; in tune. 
B 1-3|1D--Flat B. 
B 1-3|1D-3Awkward. 
B 1-3|1-3 DB 

A6-B6
B6-C7

Bb3-C4Bb 1-3|--3CBasic; flat C. 
Bb 1-3|--3EbFlat C. 
T 123|-2D#3CBetter C. 
T 1-3|1-D#-Flat C. 
T 123G#|1--Flat Bb; excellent C.RL
Bb 1-3|-23EbFlat C, excellent response.SL

B6-C7

B3-C4B 1-3|--D#-EbBasic; flat C. 

B6-C7
C7-D7

B3-C#4B 1-3|--D#-Basic; B-foot. 
B 1-3|--D#-Basic; C-foot. 
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