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Basic Fingering Chart for Recorder

First Octave: C4 to B4 / F4 to E5

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all recorder players. 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).

 

Note (C/F)

Written

Fingering

Description

C4/F4

C1/F1 T 123|4567 Basic.

C#4/F#4

C#1/F#1 T 123|4567 Basic.

D4/G4

D1/G1 T 123|456- Basic.

Eb4/Ab4

Eb1/Ab1 T 123|456- Basic.

E4/A4

E1/A1 T 123|45-- Basic.

F4/Bb4

F1/Bb1 T 123|4-67 Basic for English models.
T 123|4--- Basic for German models.

F#4/B4

F#1/B1 T 123|-56- Basic for English models.
T 123|-567 Basic for German models.

G4/C5

G1/C1 T 123|---- Basic.

Ab4/Db5

Ab1/Db1 T 12-|456- Basic for English models.
T 12-|45-- Basic for German models.

A4/D5

A1/D1 T 12-|---- Basic.

Bb4/Eb5

Bb1/Eb1 T 1-3|4--- Basic.

B4/E5

B1/E1  T 1--|---- Basic. 
T -23|---- Use in combination with C5/F5.
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