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Alternate Fingering Chart for Piccolo

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 intended specifically for piccolos. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for soprano, alto, and bass flute, which contains many alternate fingerings also applicable to piccolos.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

D5

D2 T -23|123 Basic, sharp.  
T -23|123 X Better in tune. JH

D5
E5

Eb2 T -23|123Eb Basic.  

E5
F5

E2 T 123|12-Eb Basic.  
T 123|1D2-Eb Prevents cracking.  
T 123|12D#-Eb Sharper; prevents cracking.  

E5
F5

F2 T 123|1--Eb Basic.  
T 123|1D--Eb Sharper; prevents cracking.  

F5
G5

F#2 T 123|--3Eb Basic.  
T 123|-2-Eb Flatter; fast slur with E.  

G5

G2 T 123|---Eb Basic.  

G5
A5

G#2 T 123G#|---Eb Basic.  

A5

A2 T 12-|---Eb Basic.  
T 12-G#|1--Eb Good for ff.  

A5
B5

Bb2 Bb 1--|---Eb Basic.  
T 1--|Bb---Eb Basic.  
T 1--|1--Eb Good for ff.  

B5
C6

B2 B 1--|---Eb Basic.  
B 1--|--3Eb Brighter; good for ff.  
123|123 Sharp.  

B5
C6

C3 1--|---Eb Basic.  
1--|--3Eb Brighter; good for ff.  
123|1–3 Sharp, good for pp, excellent response. RH

C6
D6

C#3 ---|---Eb Basic.  
---|123Eb In tune. JH
T -23|-2-Eb Sharp; good for pp.  
T -23|-23Eb Sharp; good for pp.  
-23|-23Eb Sharp; good for pp, excellent response. RH
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