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Basic Fingering Chart for Recorder

Second Octave: C5 to B5 / F5 to E6

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).

 

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Note (C/F)

Written

Fingering

Description

C5/F5

C2/F2T -2-|---- Basic.

C#5/F#5

C#2/F#212-|---- Basic. 
T ---|---- Use in combination with C5/F5

D5/G5

D2/G2-2-|---- Basic. 

Eb5/Ab5

Eb2/Ab2-23|456- Basic. 

E5/A5

E2/A2t 123|45-- Basic. 

F5/Bb5

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

F#5/B5

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

G5/C6

G2/C2t 123|---- Basic. 

Ab5/C#6

Ab2/Db2t 12-|4--- Basic. 

A5/D6

A2/D2t 12-|---- Basic. 

Bb5/Eb6

Bb2/Eb2t 12-|456- Basic. 

B5/E6

B2/E2t 12-|45-- Basic. 
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