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Alternate Fingering Chart for Recorder

Second Octave: C5 to B5 / F5 to E6

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. The fingerings apply to all sizes (sopranino, soprano, treble/alto, tenor, bass, and great bass) of both English and German recorders unless specified otherwise. Note that the fingerings apply to the lower set of notes for C instruments (soprano, tenor, and great bass) and to the upper set of notes for F instruments (sopranino, treble/alto, and bass).

 

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Note (C/F)

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

C5/F5

C2/F2T -2-|---- Basic. 
123|----   
T --3|4-6- Use in combination with similar fingering for Bb4/Eb5. 
T --3|4--- Use in combination with similar fingering for Bb4/Eb5. 
T -2-|-56-   

C#5/F#5

C#2/F#212-|---- Basic. 
T ---|---- Use in combination with C5/F5 
-23|4---   
1-3|4---   
1-3|-56-   
t 123|4567   

D5/G5

D2/G2-2-|---- Basic.  
123|4567   
--3|4--- Use in combination with standard fingering for Bb4/Eb5. 
--3|4-6- Use in combination with similar fingering for Bb4/Eb5.EM
t 123|4567   

Eb5/Ab5

Eb2/Ab2-23|456- Basic.  
123|456-   
t 123|456-   

E5/A5

E2/A2t 123|45-- Basic.  
123|4-67   
-23|45--   
123|45--   

F5/Bb5

F2/Bb2t 123|4-6- Basic for English models. 
t 123|4--- Basic for German models. 
t 123|4-6-   
-23|4-6–  JW2

F#5/B5

F#2/B2t 123|-5-- Basic for English models. 
t 123|-5-7 Basic for German models. 
t 123|5-- For German models. 
t 123|--6- For German models. 

G5/C6

G2/C2t 123|---- Basic.  
t 123|4567   

Ab5/C#6

Ab2/Db2t 12-|4--- Basic.  
t 123|-567   

A5/D6

A2/D2t 12-|---- Basic.  

Bb5/Eb6

Bb2/Eb2t 12-|456- Basic.  
t 12-|4567   
t 12-|456-   
t 12-|--67   

B5/E6

B2/E2t 12-|45-- Basic.  
t 1--|----   
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Special thanks to Nicholas Lander for providing many of the recorder fingerings found in this site.  Many fingerings are from his article, Fingering the Recorder, which can be found in his Recorder Home Page.

 

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