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Alternate Fingering Chart for Heckel-System Bassoon

Second Octave: F3 to F4

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. The fingerings apply to Heckel-system (German) bassoons. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for Heckel-system contrabassoon.

The fingering scheme explains the text and keys used to depict fingerings.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

F3
G3

F#3/Gb3 W 23|F# 123F Basic. Leave more than half of LH 1 hole open.  
W 23|123F F# Basic. Use in combination with fingerings using the right thumb.  
W 23|123F# Use in combination with fingerings using the right thumb.  
W 23|E F# 123F    
23|F# 123    
23|123F#    
23|E F# 123F    
23|123F F#    

G3

G3 W 23Eb|123 Basic. Cover about half of LH 1 hole.  
W 23|123G#    
23|123G#    

G3
A3

G#3/Ab3 W 23|123G# Basic. Cover more than half of LH 1 hole.  
W 23|G# 123 Basic. Use in combination with fingerings using the right little finger.  
23|123G#    
23|G# 123    

A3

A3 123|12- Basic.  
a 123|12- Flick fingering for slurs.  

A3
B3

A#3/Bb3 123|Bb 12- Basic.  
a 123|Bb 12- Flick fingering for slurs.  
b 123|Bb 12- Flick fingering for slurs.  
123|12Bb- Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3.  
a 123|12Bb- Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3, flick fingering for slurs.  
b 123|12Bb- Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3, flick fingering for slurs.  

B3
C4

B3/Cb4 123|1-- Basic.  
b 123|1-- Flick fingering for slurs.  

B3
C4

B#3/C4 123|--- Basic.  
b 123|--- Flick fingering for slurs.  

C4
D4

C#4/Db4 D C# 123|--- Basic.  
C# 123|-23F For slurs.  
C# 123|Bb 123F    
12–|1–– Use in combination with D4 for a fast alternate, trill, or turn. RL2

D4

D4 12-|--- Basic.  
d 12-|--- Flick fingering for slurs.  
b 12-|--- Flick fingering for slurs.  
12-|-23F Great for pp.  

D4
E4

D#4/Eb4 12-|123 Basic.  
12-|1-3 Great for slurs from Ab4, excellent response. GC
12-|-23    
12-|--3    
C# 12-|---    
12-Eb|123    
1-3Eb|---    

E4
F4

E4/Fb4 1-3Eb|123 Basic.  
1-3Eb|-23    
1--Eb|---    
1--|---    

E4
F4

E#4/F4 1-3Eb|12- Basic.  
1-3|12-    
-23Eb|12-    
-23|12-    
1--|12-    
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