Updates to the WFG
August 25, 2005
- Added a flute alternate fingering for C8 from Marc Gamble (MG).
- Added bassoon alternate fingerings for F#5 and G5 from Brandon Chandler (BC).
- Added Boehm-system low clarinet alternate fingerings for Bb6, C7, C#7, and Eb7 from Patton Hunnicutt (PH2).
April 17, 2005
- Beware of fingering chart scam: Tom Ceni of Intermusic is illegally selling copies of fingering charts from the Woodwind Fingering Guide on Ebay. More...
March 21, 2005
- Added a piccolo alternate fingering for Eb7 from Joseph Saenz (JS2).
- Added six-hole fife alternate fingerings for Bb4, C5, Eb6, E6, F6, G#6, A6, Bb6, and B6 from Christopher Szpara (CS).
- Added tenor saxophone alternate fingering for Eb6 and tremolo fingering for B5-D#6 from Joe Helt (JH2).
- Added Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingerings for Bb5 and C6 from Glenn Kantor (GK).
- Added saxophone alternate fingerings for F6 and F#6 from Evan Tate (ET2).
December 29, 2004
Added a flute trill fingering for A6-B6 from Dan Klintworth (DK).
Added a saxophone alternate fingering for C#5 from Scott Tringali (ST2).
Added Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingerings for A7 from Will Clark (WC).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet trill fingering for C7-D7 from Mark Jordan (MJ).
Added a saxophone tremolo fingering for C6-Eb6 from Christopher McDerment (CM).
October 5, 2004
Added a Boehm clarinet alternate fingering for G#7 from Andrew Carroll (AC).
Added saxophone alternate fingerings
for C#5 from Anonymous.
Added a saxophone alternate fingering for G6 from Jeremy Polk (JP2).
Added saxophone trill fingerings for C#5-D#5 and E6-F#6 and tremolo fingerings for C#5-E5 and Db5-F5 from Marc Fannin (MF).
September 26, 2004
Added saxophone alternate fingerings for Bb4, C5, D#5, E5, Bb5, and C6 from Paul Sametz (PS4).
Added saxophone tremolo fingerings for Bb4-D5, B4-D5, B4-D#5, C5-Eb5, Bb5-D6, B5-D6 from Frank Colosa (FC).
Added an oboe alternate fingering for Db6 from Alicia Larrea (AL).
Added bassoon alternate fingerings for Eb5 and E5 from Adam Hagerman (AH).
Added a saxophone alternate fingering for Eb5 from Jeremy Polk (JP2).
Boehm clarinet alternate fingerings for F#6,
G6, and G#6
from Joel Clifton (JC).
Added a tin whistle fingering for C7
from Michael Wood (MW).
piccolo alternate fingerings for C6,
and B6 from Rutger Hofman (RH).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering description
for Bb6 from Nelson
Changed recorder fingering
graphics to show double-hole models and corrected English/German distinctions.
Added a tenor saxophone trill fingering for E6-F6
from Robert Story (RS2).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering for F#6
from David Somerville (DS).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet trill fingering for B6-C7
from Yoo-Jin Kim (YK).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet trill fingering for C6-D6
from Amy Walker (AW2).
Added saxophone alternate fingerings for F#6
from Jan Vanhove (JV).
a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering for D6
and a trill fingering for C6-D6
from Nolan Lind (NL2).
Added tenor saxophone alternate fingerings for E6
and F6 from Robert Story (RS2).
charanga flute alternate fingerings for several
notes from Pablo Núñez (PN).
Added Boehm-system flute alternate fingerings for F6,
A6, and C7 from Nestor Herszbaum (NH).
tenor saxophone alternate fingerings for F6,
F#6, and G6
from Iain Houston (IH).
a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering for E7
from Derek Jackman (DJ).
Boehm-system flute tremolo fingerings for A6-C#7
and Bb6-D7 from Simon Talle (ST).
Added a Boehm-system flute alternate fingering for Eb6
from Milo Machover (MM).
a saxophone alternate fingering for F#6
from Jan Vanhove (JV).
key images throughout the saxophone fingering
Added a Boehm-system clarinet trill fingering for F#5-G#5
from Melissa Derr (MD).
a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering for C6
from Nolan Lind (NL2).
Added a Heckel-system bassoon alternate fingering for C#4
and trill fingering for C#4-D4
from Rob Lefebvre (RL2).
the Charanga Flute fingering
charts section, including a fingering
scheme and alternate fingering
chart for five- and six-key charanga flute from Pablo Núñez
saxophone fingerings for the Eb6-F6
trill and D6-F6
tremolo from Jan Vanhove (JV).
Added key images throughout the bassoon fingering
key images throughout the oboe fingering
key images throughout the recorder fingering
the Boehm clarinet multiphonic fingering
Added various submitted fingerings for flute, 5-key flute, oboe,
clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. This update extends the upper
range of the flute, bass
clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon
alternate fingering charts.
a flute alternate fingering for Bb7
from Chistopher Pullman (CP).
Added a flute alternate fingering for D6
from Stefan Stoll (SS).
a 5-key flute fingering chart from Pablo Núñez
(PN) to the Future Additions section.
Added oboe alternate fingerings for G4,
and F6 from Chris Braime (CB2).
Added oboe alternate fingerings for Ab6
and A6 from Ian Wisekal (IW).
a Boehm clarinet trill fingering for B6-C#7
from Derek Grice (DG2).
Added a Boehm clarinet alternate fingering for B5
from Andy Inman (AI).
two Boehm clarinet alternate fingerings for C6
from Thomas Piercy (TP).
Added Boehm bass clarinet alternate fingerings for C7,
C#7, D7, and Eb7 from Reg Pfuffenhuer
Added saxophone alternate fingerings for F6,
F#6, G6, G#6,
B6, and C7 from Keith Bradbury (KB3).
Revised and added saxophone alternate fingerings for B7,
C8, C#8, and D8 from Eric Gentle
bassoon alternate fingerings for F5
from Shaun MacLean (SM2).
the appearance and organization of the entire site.
Added thirds tremolo fingering charts for oboe
Added two third-octave flute
trill fingerings from Des Benton (DB).
two Boehm-system clarinet trill fingerings
for A6-Bb6 from Glenn Kantor (GK).
is probably the last site update before the complete visual redesign
of this site. Following the site redesign will be the addition of
a year's worth of submissions to the site. Stay tuned.
a throat tone fingering for Bb4 from Lindsay Taylor.
a recorder fingering for F5/Bb5 from Jon Wing.
Added a saxophone fingering for several altissimo notes from Sean
Added alternate and trill fingerings for bassoon from Gerald Corey.
third octave tin whistle fingerings from Ben Daglish.
a C7 oboe fingering from Kenneth Sze.
Added a few common G#6 alternates for Boehm clarinet from Glenn Kantor.
a few altissimo F#6 clarinet fingering errors identified
by Glenn Kantor.
Added an altissimo A6 saxophone fingering from Sean Conte.
Added fourth octave flute fingerings from Derek Benton.
a couple of altissimo F6 clarinet fingerings for Boehm
clarinet from Glenn Kantor.
a couple of first- and third- octave alternate oboe fingerings from
Added a few altissimo alternate fingerings and an altissimo trill
fingering for Boehm clarinet from Glenn Kantor.
Added a basic oboe fingering from Damon Davies.
up the oboe fingering charts pages.
an alternate Boehm clarinet fingering for C6 from Glenn
six altissimo bass clarinet fingerings from Ken Rasmussen.
Added three altissimo alto sax fingerings from Jeremy Young.
Queued an oboe tremolo chart from Damon Davies.
with the new year 2002, minor updates will also be listed on this
the Basic Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Open-G# Flute from
up the saxophone fingering charts pages.
up the recorder fingering charts pages. The plan is to add key images
to the recorder charts (and subsequently, to the charts for the other
instruments) as have been done for the flute and clarinet charts.
Adding key images can easily double or triple the page sizes and load
times, so chopping them into pieces ensures that no page will take
an unreasonable amount of time to on a modem connection.
a different octave designation system, identical for all instruments.
Middle C is now called C4, the tuning note A (such as A440)
is A4 (a sixth above middle C), the lowest A of the piano
is A0, and the highest C on a modern flute is C7.
This notation replaces the different, confusing instrument-specific
system used previously.
a couple dozen fingerings for flute, recorder, oboe, and saxophone
to the existing charts.
expanded the Oehler- and Albert Clarinet section with submissions
from Arnold Wendl.
the Fingering Scheme.
the Basic Fingering Chart.
the Alternate Fingering Chart.
the Trill Fingering Chart.
the Quarter Tone Fingering Chart.
- In text
fingerings, trilled keys are now colored red
for easier readability.
size of treble clef note images so that more table room is available
for fingering descriptions.
the quarter tone fingering chart for saxophone.
the Coming Soon page to display recent submissions not yet added to
clarinet fingerings are displayed in both text and image formats for
easy readability. Check out the clarinet fingering scheme for details.
clarinet fingering charts contain fingerings for Boehm-, Albert-,
and Oehler-system clarinets.
fingering charts have been split into smaller pages to reduce loading
time. Use the Clarinet Index to access the new pages.
clarinet fingering scheme has been expanded to describe four clarinet
key systems: Boehm, Albert, Oehler, and Kinderklarinette.
fingering charts have been added for the Three-Key Kinderklarinette.
Flute Multiphonics Project has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
for flute fingerings: All flute
fingerings are displayed in both text and images for easy readability.
flute and piccolo fingering charts to handle the new images.
fingering charts into smaller pages.
flute and piccolo index.
charts and fingering schemes for five new instruments:
instrument indices: browse fingering charts by instrument or by usage.
now on a separate page.
fingerings added to existing fingering charts for flute, piccolo,
recorder, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.
recorder note images on all recorder fingering charts. (Formerly,
charts displayed notes for F recorders [sopranino, treble/alto, bass]
an octave too high.)
fingering scheme diagrams for piccolo and bass clarinet.
September 20, 1999
bassoon section: fingering scheme and basic, alternate, trill, and
contrabassoon fingering charts.
off Flute Multiphonics Project.
page of reciprocal links.
report of the WFG's first full year online.
fingering charts of basic and alternate fingerings for all instruments.
page of details of submitting fingerings.
of notes and trills added to all fingering charts.
maps added to fingering charts for easier navigation.
history is moved to its own page.
WFG moves to Mark Charette's Clarinet Machine.
Woodwind Fingering Forum for discussing fingering techniques.
270 different images of notes, trills, and tremolos appear
on fingering pages to visually clarify octaves.
Bass Clarinet Fingerings.
fingerings are now here!
a few more clarinet and saxophone altissimo fingerings.
over 100 saxophone altissimo fingerings,
taken with permission from Ties Mellema and Steve Goodson. There
are now approximately 200 altissimo
fingerings to choose from.
a brief vacation from the web, the Woodwind Fingering Guide is back
navigation for the frames version of this site.
article on reading the fingerings in this site.
navigation, particularly for those who prefer the no-frames version
of this site.
and Alternate fingerings
29-May 19, 1998
Woodwind Fingering Guide is begun, hosted by Geocities.
and Clarinet Fingerings.