Home > Fingering Charts > Oboe > Basic > First Octave

Basic Fingering Chart for Oboe

First Octave: Bb3 to C5

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all oboists. These fingerings are the same on oboes and English horns unless specified otherwise.

 

Note

Written

Fingering

Description

A3
B3

Bb0123Bb|123CBasic. 
123|123C [B Bb]Close the lower two holes of the bell with the knees. For oboes without the low Bb key.

B3
C4

B0123B|123CBasic. 

B3
C4

C1123|123CBasic. 

C4
D4

C#1123|123C#Basic.

D4

D1123|123Basic.

D4
E4

Eb1123|123EbBasic. 
123Eb|123Use in combination with C4 and C#4.

E4
F4

E1123|12-Basic.

E4
F4

F1123|12F-Basic. 
123F|12-Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3.
123|1-3Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3. 
123|1-3EbUse in combination with fingerings involving RH 3.

F4
G4

F#1123|1--Basic.

G4

G1123|---Basic.

G4
A4

G#1123G#|---Basic. 
123|G#---Trill fingering, open-hole.
123|A---Trill fingering, closed-hole.

A4

A112-|---Basic.

A4
B4

Bb112-|1--Basic. 
1B2-|1--Trill fingering with B4.

B4
C5

B11--|---Basic. 
1B--|1--Trill fingering with A#4.

B4
C5

C21--|1--Basic. 
Continue to Second Octave >>

 

 

 

Jump to the First, Second, or Third Octave
Back to Oboe Fingering Charts
Back to
Home
Copyright 1998–2005
by Timothy Reichard
   visits since 8/03