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Thirds Tremolo Fingering Chart for Flute and Piccolo

Third Octave: C6 to B6

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.

 

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Tremolo

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

C6-E6

C3-E3 T 123|1--Eb Basic; harmonic (F4-A4).  

C6-E6
D6-F6

C#3-E3 T 123|--3Eb Basic; harmonic (F#4-A4).  
T 123|-2-Eb Harmonic (F#4-A4).  

C6-E6
D6-F6

Db3-Fb3 T 1-3|1--Eb Basic.  
Bb 123|--3Eb Harmonic (Gb4-Bb4).  
T 123|Bb--3Eb Harmonic (Gb4-Bb4).  

D6-F6

D3-F3 Bb 123|---Eb Basic; harmonic (G4-Bb4).  
T 123|Bb---Eb Harmonic (G4-Bb4).  

D6-F6

D3-F#3 B 123|---Eb Basic; harmonic (G4-B4).  

D6-F6
E6-G6

D#3-F#3 B 123G#|---Eb Basic; harmonic (G#4-B4).  

E6-G6

Eb3-G3 T 123G#|---Eb Basic; harmonic (Ab4-C5).  

E6-G6

E3-G3 T 12-|---Eb Basic; harmonic (A4-C5).  

E6-G6
F6-A6

E3-G#3 T 12-|---Eb Basic; harmonic (A4-C#5).  

E6-G6
F6-A6

F3-Ab3 Bb 1--|---Eb Basic; harmonic (Bb4-Db5),  
T 1--|Bb---Eb Harmonic (Bb4-Db5),  
T 123G#|1--Eb Alternate LH G# with RH 1. ET

F6-A6

F3-A3 Bb 1G#|1D––C# For open-hole models. Clearer tremolo than on closed-hole model. JP
Bb 123G#|1D––C# For closed-hole models. JP

F6-A6

F#3-A3 T 123|--3C# Basic; harmonic (F#4-A4).  

F6-A6
G6-B6

Gb3-Bb3 B 1-3|Bb-D3- Use RH 3 finger on RH 2 key, and aim for Gb. TR

G6-B6

G3-Bb3 Bb 123|---Eb Basic; harmonic (G4-Bb4).  
T 123|Bb---Eb Harmonic (G4-Bb4).  

G6-B6

G3-B3 B 1–3|––D#C# Basic B and harmonic G (C5). JP

G6-B6
A6-C7

G#3-B3 B 123G#|---Eb Basic; harmonic (G#4-B4).  

G6-B6
A6-C7

Ab3-C4 123G#|1-- Basic; B-foot.  
123G#|1-- Basic; C-foot.  

A6-C7

A3-C4 T 12-G#|---C Basic.  

A6-C7

A3-C#4 T –2–|1––C   A responds better than C#. Emphasize C#. ST

A6-C7
B6-D7

Bb3-Db4 -2-G#|1D-D#- Emphasize Db. TR
B6-D7 Bb6-D7 T ––3|123C Adjust air stream for each note. For C-footed models. ST
Bb –––|––3C Requires less air stream adjustment for each note. For C-footed models. ST
B6-D7 Bb6-D7     Submit a fingering for this tremolo or for a higher tremolo.  

 

 

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