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Alternate Fingering Chart for Five- or Six-Key Charanga Flute

First Octave: D4 to C#5

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. These fingerings are intended for the French five-key charanga flute and may not apply to similar French or Irish models.

The fingering scheme explains the text and keys used to depict fingerings and briefly describes the charanga flute in general.

 

Note

Written

Fingering

Description 

Src.
D4
D4
123|123Basic. 
D4
E4
D#4/Eb4
123|123EbBasic. 
E4
F4
E4/Fb4
123|12–Basic. 
123|12–EbSharp. 
E4
F4
E#4/F4
123|12FBasic. 
123|1–3Slightly flat. 
123|12FEbSlightly sharp. 

F4
G4

F#4/Gb4123|1–FBasic. 
123|1––EbSlightly flat. 
123|1–FEbSlightly sharp.  

G4

G4123|–––EbBasic. 
123|–––Slightly flat. 
123|–2FEbSlightly flat. PN

G4
A4

G#4/Ab4123G#|–––EbBasic. 
123G#|–––Slightly flat. 
12–|123Sharp. Poor response.  

A4

A412–|–––EbBasic. 
12–G#|–––EbSlightly sharp. PN

A4
B4

A#4/Bb4Bb 12–|–––EbBasic. 
1–3|12–Sharp. 

B4
C5

B4/Cb51––|–––EbBasic. 
Bb 1––|–––EbSharp. PN 

B4
C5

B#4/C51––|C–––EbBasic. 
–23|–––EbSlightly sharp. Lower harmonic (D6). 
–2–|123EbSharp. 

C5
D5

C#5/Db5–––|123EbBasic. 
–––|123Slightly flat.  
–––|–––EbSlightly flat. 
Continue to Second Octave >>

 

Special thanks to Pablo Nez (PN) for submitting this five-key charanga flute fingering chart. The submitted chart is also available in .pdf format and includes contributions from Joaquín Oliveros (JO), Ted David (TD), Eddy Zervigon (EZ), and Richard Wilson (RW).

 

 

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