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Basic Fingering Chart for Heckel-System Bassoon

First Octave: B1 to F3

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all bassoon players. The fingerings apply to Heckel-system (German) bassoons and contrabassoons.

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

 

Note

Written

Fingering

Description

A1
B1

A#1/Bb1Bb B C D 123|E 123FBasic.

B1
C2

B1/Cb2B C D 123|E 123FBasic.

B1
C2

B#1/C2C D 123|E 123FBasic.

C2
D2

C#2/Db2C D 123C#|E 123FBasic.

D2

D2D 123|E 123FBasic.

D2
E2

D#2/Eb2D 123Eb|E 123FBasic.

E2
F2

E2/Fb2W 123|E 123FBasic.

E2
F2

E#2/F2W 123|123FBasic.

F2
G2

F#2/Gb2W 123|F# 123FBasic.
W 123|123F F#Use in combination with fingerings using the right thumb.

G2

G2W 123|123Basic.

G2
A2

G#2/Ab2W 123|123G#Basic.
W 123|G# 123Use in combination with fingerings using the right little finger.

A2

A2W 123|12-Basic.

A2
B2

A#2/Bb2W 123|Bb 12-Basic.
W 123|12Bb-Use in combination with fingerings not using RH 3.

B2
C3

B2/Cb3W 123|1--Basic.

B2
C3

B#2/C3W 123|---Basic.

C3
D3

C#3/Db3D C# W 123|---Basic.

D3

D3W 12-|---Basic.

D3
E3

D#3/Eb3W 1-3|---Basic. Use in combination with E3.
W 1-3|Bb -2-Basic. Great for pp.
W 1-3Eb|Bb -2- 
C# W 12-|---Trill fingering with D3.

E3
F3

E3/Fb3W 1--|---Basic.

E3
F3

E#3/F3W ---|---Basic.
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