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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).

July 6, 2004

Added 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).

May 10, 2004

Added piccolo alternate fingerings for C6, C#6, A6, and B6 from Rutger Hofman (RH).
Added a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering description for Bb6 from Nelson Marsh (NM).
Changed recorder fingering graphics to show double-hole models and corrected English/German distinctions.

February 9, 2004

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).

December 7, 2003

Added 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).

November 29, 2003

Added 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).

Added tenor saxophone alternate fingerings for F6, F#6, and G6 from Iain Houston (IH).

November 11, 2003

Added a Boehm-system clarinet alternate fingering for E7 from Derek Jackman (DJ).
Added 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).

October 16, 2003

Added a saxophone alternate fingering for F#6 from Jan Vanhove (JV).

October 8, 2003

Added key images throughout the saxophone fingering charts.
Added a Boehm-system clarinet trill fingering for F#5-G#5 from Melissa Derr (MD).

September 22, 2003

Added 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).

August 30, 2003

Added the Charanga Flute fingering charts section, including a fingering scheme and alternate fingering chart for five- and six-key charanga flute from Pablo Núñez (PN).

August 23–24, 2003

Added saxophone fingerings for the Eb6-F6 trill and D6-F6 tremolo from Jan Vanhove (JV).
Added key images throughout the bassoon fingering charts.

August 19, 2003

Added key images throughout the oboe fingering charts.

August 11, 2003

Added key images throughout the recorder fingering charts.

August 5–7, 2003

Added the Boehm clarinet multiphonic fingering chart.
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.

Added a flute alternate fingering for Bb7 from Chistopher Pullman (CP).
Added a flute alternate fingering for D6 from Stefan Stoll (SS).
Added a 5-key flute fingering chart from Pablo Núñez (PN) to the Future Additions section.
Added oboe alternate fingerings for G4, G5, E6, and F6 from Chris Braime (CB2).
Added oboe alternate fingerings for Ab6 and A6 from Ian Wisekal (IW).
Added 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).
Added 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 (RP).
Added saxophone alternate fingerings for F6, F#6, G6, G#6, A6, Bb6, B6, and C7 from Keith Bradbury (KB3).
Revised and added saxophone alternate fingerings for B7, C8, C#8, and D8 from Eric Gentle (EG).
Added bassoon alternate fingerings for F5 from Shaun MacLean (SM2).

August 3, 2003

Improved the appearance and organization of the entire site.
Added thirds tremolo fingering charts for oboe and saxophone.
Added two third-octave flute trill fingerings from Des Benton (DB).

July 4, 2003

Added two Boehm-system clarinet trill fingerings for A6-Bb6 from Glenn Kantor (GK).

This 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.

June 20, 2002

Added a throat tone fingering for Bb4 from Lindsay Taylor.

June 2, 2002

Added a recorder fingering for F5/Bb5 from Jon Wing.
Added a saxophone fingering for several altissimo notes from Sean Conte.
Added alternate and trill fingerings for bassoon from Gerald Corey.

May 18, 2002

Added third octave tin whistle fingerings from Ben Daglish.

March 19, 2002

Added a C7 oboe fingering from Kenneth Sze.
Added a few common G#6 alternates for Boehm clarinet from Glenn Kantor.

March 16, 2002

Corrected 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.

February 13, 2002

Added a couple of altissimo F6 clarinet fingerings for Boehm clarinet from Glenn Kantor.

January 31, 2002

Added a couple of first- and third- octave alternate oboe fingerings from Jim Mitchell.
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.

January 19, 2002

Split up the oboe fingering charts pages.

January 11, 2002

Added an alternate Boehm clarinet fingering for C6 from Glenn Kantor.

January 6, 2002

Added 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.

Starting with the new year 2002, minor updates will also be listed on this page.

December 27, 2001

Added the Basic Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Open-G# Flute from Raymond Lim.

December 21, 2001

Split up the saxophone fingering charts pages.

December 18, 2001

Split 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.

December 17, 2001

Adopted 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.

December 9, 2001

Added a couple dozen fingerings for flute, recorder, oboe, and saxophone to the existing charts.

June 28, 2001

  • Greatly expanded the Oehler- and Albert Clarinet section with submissions from Arnold Wendl.
    • Revised the Fingering Scheme.
    • Revised the Basic Fingering Chart.
    • Added the Alternate Fingering Chart.
    • Added the Trill Fingering Chart.
    • Added the Quarter Tone Fingering Chart.
  • In text fingerings, trilled keys are now colored red for easier readability.
  • Reduced size of treble clef note images so that more table room is available for fingering descriptions.
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March 28, 2001

  • Added the quarter tone fingering chart for saxophone.

March 17, 2001

  • Added the Coming Soon page to display recent submissions not yet added to the site.

January 7, 2001

  • All clarinet fingerings are displayed in both text and image formats for easy readability. Check out the clarinet fingering scheme for details.
  • The clarinet fingering charts contain fingerings for Boehm-, Albert-, and Oehler-system clarinets.
  • Clarinet fingering charts have been split into smaller pages to reduce loading time. Use the Clarinet Index to access the new pages.
  • The clarinet fingering scheme has been expanded to describe four clarinet key systems: Boehm, Albert, Oehler, and Kinderklarinette.
  • New fingering charts have been added for the Three-Key Kinderklarinette.
  • The Flute Multiphonics Project has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

August 14, 2000

  • Images for flute fingerings: All flute fingerings are displayed in both text and images for easy readability.
  • Renovated flute and piccolo fingering charts to handle the new images.
    • Updated fingering scheme.
    • Split fingering charts into smaller pages.
    • Added flute and piccolo index.

July 18, 2000

  • Fingering charts and fingering schemes for five new instruments:
    • Oehler-system clarinet
    • Tin whistle
    • Irish Uilleann pipes
    • Shakuhachi flute
    • Contrabass Sarrusophone
  • New instrument indices: browse fingering charts by instrument or by usage.
  • Sources now on a separate page.
  • Many fingerings added to existing fingering charts for flute, piccolo, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.
  • Fixed recorder note images on all recorder fingering charts.  (Formerly, charts displayed notes for F recorders [sopranino, treble/alto, bass] an octave too high.)
  • Updated links pages.

October 4, 1999

  • Added fingering scheme diagrams for piccolo and bass clarinet.


September 20, 1999

  • Added bassoon section: fingering scheme and basic, alternate, trill, and contrabassoon fingering charts.
  • Kicked off Flute Multiphonics Project.
  • Added page of reciprocal links.

May 15, 1999

  • Status report of the WFG's first full year online.
  • Separate fingering charts of basic and alternate fingerings for all instruments.
  • New page of details of submitting fingerings.
  • Images of notes and trills added to all fingering charts.
  • Image maps added to fingering charts for easier navigation.

February 8, 1999

  • WFG history is moved to its own page.

January 26, 1999

  • The WFG moves to Mark Charette's Clarinet Machine.
  • New Woodwind Fingering Forum for discussing fingering techniques.
  • Improved Guestbook.
  • Images: 270 different images of notes, trills, and tremolos appear on fingering pages to visually clarify octaves.
  • Added Bass Clarinet Fingerings.

August 17, 1998

  • Oboe fingerings are now here!

August 13-14, 1998

  • Added a few more clarinet and saxophone altissimo fingerings.

July 27-29, 1998

  • Added over 100 saxophone altissimo fingerings, taken with permission from Ties Mellema and Steve Goodson.  There are now approximately 200 altissimo fingerings to choose from.

July 21, 1998

  • After a brief vacation from the web, the Woodwind Fingering Guide is back online!

July 13, 1998

  • Improved navigation for the frames version of this site.
  • New article on reading the fingerings in this site.

July 2-3, 1998

  • Improved navigation, particularly for those who prefer the no-frames version of this site.

June 16, 1998

  • Piccolo Fingerings

June 10-11, 1998

  • The Saxophone Chapter
    • Fingering Scheme
    • Basic and Alternate fingerings
    • Trill fingerings

April 29-May 19, 1998

  • Added Recorder Fingerings.

April 18, 1998

  • The Woodwind Fingering Guide is begun, hosted by Geocities.
  • Flute and Clarinet Fingerings.

 

 

 

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