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Alternate Fingering Chart for Flute

First Octave: B3 to C5

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 the same on all sizes of flute unless specified otherwise. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for piccolo.

 

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B3
C4
B3/Cb4
T 123|123BBasic. 
B#3
C4
B#3/C4
T 123|123CBasic.  

B3
C4

C#4/Db4
T 123|123C#Basic. 
D4
D4
T 123|123Basic. 
D4
E4
D#4/Eb4
T 123|123EbBasic. 
E4
F4
E4/Fb4
T 123|12-EbBasic. 
E4
F4
E#4/F4
T 123|1--EbBasic. 

F4
G4

F#4/Gb4T 123|--3EbBasic. 
T 123|-2-EbSlur with E. 

G4

G4T 123|---EbBasic. 

G4
A4

G#4/Ab4T 123G#|---EbBasic. 

A4

A4T 12-|---EbBasic. 
T 12-G#|1--EbMore overtones; brighter. 
T 12-|123Fast slur with D; flat. 
T 12-|123EbFast slur with Eb; flat. 
T 12-|12-EbFast slur with E; flat. 
T 12-|1--EbFast slur with F or Bb. 
T 12-|--3EbFast slur with F#. 
T 12-|-2-EbFast slur with F#. 

A4
B4

A#4/Bb4T 1--|1--EbBasic. 
Bb 1--|---EbBasic. 
T 1--|Bb---EbTrill fingering. 
T 1--|123Fast slur with D. 
T 1--|123EbFast slur with Eb. 
T 1--|12-EbFast slur with E. 
Bb 1--|--3EbFast slur with F#. 
Bb 1--|-2-EbFast slur with F#. 

B4
C5

B4/Cb5B 1--|---EbBasic. 
B 1--|--3EbFast slur with F#. 
B 1--|-2-EbFast slur with F#. 

B#4
C5

B#4/C51--|---EbBasic. 
123|123CSharp; harmonic (C4). 
1--|123Fast slur with D. 
1--|123EbFast slur with Eb. 
1--|12-EbFast slur with E. 
1--|1--EbFast slur with F or Bb. 
1--|--3EbFast slur with F#. 
1--|-2-EbFast slur with F#. 

C5
D5

C#5/Db5---|---EbBasic. 
B 1--|C#---EbMore colorful. For models with C# trill key. 
-23|123C#More colorful. 
-23|123CMore colorful; flat. 
T -23|123C#Sharp; fast slur with D. 
T -23|123CFlat; fast slur with D. 
-23|123Flat; fast slur with D. 
---|123Fast slur with D. 
-23|123EbFlat; fast slur with Eb. 
---|123EbGreat basic fingering for bass flute. Use in fast slurs with Eb on other models.  AZ
---|12-EbFast slur with E. 
---|1--EbFast slur with F or Bb. 
---|--3EbFast slur with F#. 
---|-2-EbFast slur with F#. 
---|-23EbIn tune.AT
--3G#|-23EbClearer tone.DH
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