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Alternate Fingering Chart for Flute

Second Octave: D5 to C6

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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Note

Written

Fingering

Description 

Src.

D5

D5T -23|123Basic. 
T 123|123Harmonic (D4). 

D5
E5

D#5/Eb5T -23|123EbBasic. 

E5
F5

E5/Fb5T 123|12-EbBasic. 
T 123|12D#-EbPrevents cracking. 

E5
F5

E#5/F5T 123|1--EbBasic. 

F5
G5

F#5/Gb5T 123|--3EbBasic. 
T 123|-2-EbSlur from E. 

G5

G5T 123|---EbBasic. 
T 123|123CHarmonic (C4). 

G5
A5

G#5/Ab5T 123G#|---EbBasic. 
T 123G#|123C#Great for pp; Harmonic (C#4). 

A5

A5T 12-|---EbBasic. 
T 12-G#|1--EbGreat for ff, harder to overblow to E5. 
T 12-|--3EbGreat for bass flute.AZ
T 12-|123Slur with D5. Harmonic (D4). 

A5
B5

A#5/Bb5T 1--|1--EbBasic. 
Bb 1--|---EbBasic. 
T 1--|Bb---EbTrill fingering. 
T 1--G#|Bb-2-Eb SN
T 1-3|123EbSharp; harmonic (Eb4). 
T 103|123EbHarmonic (Eb4). 

B5
C6

B5/Cb6B 1--|---EbBasic. 
T 1-3|12-EbHarmonic (E4); good for pp. 
T 103|12-EbHarmonic (E4). 

B5
C6

B#5/C61--|---EbBasic. 
T -23|12-EbSharp; slur from D. 
T 123|123CHarmonic (C4). 
123|123CSharp; harmonic (C4) 
T 123|1--EbHarmonic (F4). 
1-3|123EbGreat for bass flute.AZ

C6
D6

C#6/Db6---|---EbBasic. 
---|123Flatter. 
T -23|123C#Harmonic (C#4); sharp. 
T -23|-2-EbHarmonic (F#4); sharp; slur from D. 
T -23|-23EbSlur from D. 
-23G#|123EbGreat for bass flute.AZ
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