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Basic Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Clarinet

Lower Altissimo Register: C6 to G6

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all clarinetists. These fingerings are the same on all sizes of Boehm-system clarinets unless specified otherwise.

 

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Fingering

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C6
D6

C#3RT -23|12-Basic.

D6

D3RT -23|1--G#Basic.
RT G#---|4---Less flat, trill fingering with C5.
RT G#---|---Trill fingering with C5.

D6
E6

Eb3RT -23|1-B-G#Basic.
RT -23|--3G#Use in combination with lower clarion notes.
RT -23|-2-G#Flat, use for facility, trill fingering with C#5.

E6
F6

E4RT -23|---G#Basic.

E6
F6

F4RT -23C#|---G#Basic.
RT 123C#|123Use for slurring with lower registers and for pp.

F6
G6

F#4RT -2-|---G#Basic.
RT 12-|4---G#Accurate pitch. Speaks easily in all dynamics. Good for wide skips.
RT 12-|123G#Use for slurs with lower registers, more stable, good for pp and ff.

G6

G4RT -2-|12-G#Basic.
RT 1--|12-G#Use for slurs from clarion notes.
RT --3C#|---F#Trill fingering with F5.
RT -2-|4---G#Trill fingering with F#5.
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