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Thirds Tremolo Fingering Chart for Flute and Piccolo

First Octave: B3 to B4

This fingering chart includes tremolo fingerings, which are fingerings designed for rapid alternation between two notes. This particular chart covers tremolos in which the two notes are spaced at intervals of minor thirds (3 semitones) and major thirds (4 semitones) apart. Many of these fingerings can also be used as alternate fingerings for some fast passages. Keys to be trilled are indicated in red. When more than one key is to be trilled, the keys should be simultaneously pressed and simultaneously released, unless the description says to alternate pressing and releasing the keys. These fingerings are intended for all sizes of flute (soprano, alto, and bass) and piccolo unless specified otherwise.

 

Tremolo

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

B3-D4

B3-D4 T 123|123B

Basic.  

B3-D4
C4-E4

B3-D#4 T 123|120B Basic: anchor flute by placing LH pinky under flute below the G# key, close RH 3 key ring by using right thumb to pull the kicker away from the flute, then trill the RH 3 tone hole while key ring remains depressed.  
T 123|123Eb B Impractical.  

B3-D4
C4-E4

C4-Eb4 T 123|120C Basic: anchor flute by placing LH pinky under flute below the G# key, close RH 3 key ring by using right thumb to pull the kicker away from the flute, then trill the RH 3 tone hole while key ring remains depressed.   
T 123|123Eb Lean down to the right and close both the C and C# cups (keys) with the right knee.  Trill with the Eb key. ET
T 123|123Eb C Impractical.  

C4-E4

C4-E4 T 123|123C Basic.  

C4-E4
D4-F4

C#4-E4 T 123|123C# Basic.  

C4-E4
D4-F4

Db4-F4 T 123|123C# Basic.  

D4-F4

D4-F4 T 123|123 Basic.  

D4-F4

D4-F#4 T 123|123 Basic.  

D4-F4
E4-G4

D#4-F#4 T 123|123Eb Basic.  

E4-G4

Eb4-G4 T 123|123Eb Basic.  

E4-G4

E4-G4 T 123|12-Eb Basic.  

E4-G4
F4-A4

E4-G#4 T 123G#|12-Eb Basic.  

E4-G4
F4-A4

F4-Ab4 T 123G#|1--Eb Basic.  

F4-A4

F4-A4 T 123|1--Eb Basic.  

F4-A4

F#4-A4 T 123|--3Eb Basic.  
T 123|-2-Eb Flat A.  

F4-A4
G4-B4

Gb4-Bb4 Bb 123|--3Eb Basic.  
Bb 123|-2-Eb    
T 123|Bb--3Eb    
T 123|Bb-2-Eb    

G4-B4

G4-Bb4 Bb 123|---Eb Basic.  
T 123|Bb---Eb    

G4-B4

G4-B4 B 123|---Eb Basic.  

G4-B4
A4-C5

G#4-B4 B 123G#|---Eb Basic.  

G4-B4
A4-C5

Ab4-C5 T 123G#|---Eb Basic.  
T 123G#|---Eb Flat C.  
T 123G#|---Eb Sharp C.  

A4-C5

A4-C5 T 12-|---Eb Basic.  

A4-C5

A4-C#5 T 12-|---Eb Basic.  
T 12-|C#---Eb Basic with C# trill key.  
T 12-|-D--Eb Sharp C#.  

A4-C5
B4-D5

Bb4-Db5 Bb 1--|---Eb Basic.  
Bb 1--|C#---Eb Basic with C# trill key.  
T 1--|1--Eb    
T 1--|Bb---Eb    

B4-D5

Bb4-D5 Bb 1--|--D#-Eb Basic.  
Bb 1--|C#-D--Eb Basic with C# trill key.  
T 123|123 Alternate LH 1 with LH 2 and 3.  

B4-D5

Bb4-D5 B 1--|1-D#-Eb Basic.  
B 1--|C#-D--Eb Basic with C# trill key.  
B 1--|-D--Eb    
T –23G#|123 For piccolo. Works at pp dynamics. TR

B4-D5
C5-E5

B4-D#5 B 1--|-D-D#-Eb Basic.  
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