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Alternate Fingering Chart for Oboe

Second Octave: C#5 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 the same on oboes and English horns unless specified otherwise.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

C5
D5

C#2 023|123C# Basic.  
-23|123C# Clearer, sharper sound. Good for ff. DD
---|1--    
1-3|123C#    
1-C#-|--- Trill fingering with B4  

D5

D2 023|123 Basic.   
-23|123 Clearer, sharper sound. Good for ff. DD
1--|1D-- Trill fingering with C5  
1D--|1-- Trill fingering with C5.    

D5
E5

Eb2 023|123Eb Basic.   
023Eb|123 Use in combination with C#5  

E5
F5

E2 I 123|12- Basic.   

E5
F5

F2 I 123|12F- Basic.   
I 123F|12- Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3.  
I 123|1-3 Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3.   
I 123|1-3Eb Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3, such as Eb5.  
I 123Eb|1-3 Use in combination with fingerings involving RH 3.   
I 123Bb|123C Harmonic (Bb3).  
I 123Bb|123c Harmonic (Bb3).  

F5
G5

F#2 I 123|1-- Basic.   
I 123B|123C Harmonic (B3).  
I 123B|123c Harmonic (B3).  

G5

G2 I 123|--- Basic.   
I 123B|––– Slightly flatter, less bright, and more focused sound. CB2
I 123|123C Harmonic (C4).  
I 123|123c Harmonic (C4).  

G5
A5

G#2 I 123G#|--- Basic. Use after Eb4 or Eb5.  
I 123|G#--- Trill fingering for open-hole models.  
I 123|A--- Trill fingering for closed-hole models.  
I 123|123C# Harmonic (C#4).  
I 123|123cC# Harmonic (C#4).  

A5

A2 II12-|--- Basic.  
II123|123 Harmonic (D4).  
II023|123 Great for pp. Harmonic (D5). AP2

A5
B5

Bb2 II12-|1-- Basic.   
II1-3|---    
II123|123Eb Harmonic (Eb4).  
II123Eb|123 Harmonic (Eb4).  
II12-|12-C For English horn.  

B5
C6

B2 II1--|--- Basic.  
II1B--|--- Trill fingering with Bb5.  
II1-3|123 Harmonic.  
II1-3|123Eb Harmonic.  
II1-3Eb|123 Harmonic.  
II123|12- Harmonic (E4).  
II1-3Bb|123C Harmonic.  
II1--|--3 For English horn.  
II120|120 Useful for smooth slurs between A#5 and B5. JM

B5
C6

C3 II1--|1-- Basic.   
-23|12-    
II-2-|1--    
II1-3|1-3 Harmonic (F4).  
II123|1-3 Harmonic (F4).  
II123|12F- Harmonic (F4).  
II123F|12- Harmonic (F4).  
II1-3|12F- Harmonic (F4).  
II1-3F|12- Harmonic (F4).  
II1--|12-C For English horn.  
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