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Trill Fingering Chart for Recorder

Second Octave: C5 to B5 / F5 to E6

This fingering chart includes trill fingerings, which are fingerings designed for rapid alternation between two notes at an interval of a minor second (semitone) or a major second (whole tone) apart. Many of these fingerings can also be used as alternate fingerings for some fast passages. Holes to be trilled are indicated in red. When more than one hole is to be trilled, the holes should be simultaneously covered and simultaneously uncovered, unless the description says to alternate covering and uncovering the keys. 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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Trill (C/F)

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

C5-Db5/
F5-Gb5

C2-Db2/F2-Gb2 123|----    
T -2-|----    

C5-D5/
F5-G5

C2-D2/F2-G2 T -2-|----    

C#5-D5/
F#5-G5

C#2-D2/F#2-G2 12-|----    
t 123|4567    

C#5-D#5/
F#5-G#5

C#2-D#2/F#2-G#2 t 123|4567    

D5-Eb5/
G5-Ab5

D2-Eb2/G2-Ab2 123|4567    
123|4567    
123|4567    
123|4567    
-23|456-    
--3|456-    
123|4567 For German models.  

D5-E5/
G5-A5

D2-E2/G2-A2 123|4567    
-23|4567    
123|4567    
t 123|4567    
123|4567    

D#5-E5/
G#5-A5

D#2-E2/G#2-A2 -23|456-    
t 123|456-    

Eb5-F5/
Ab5-Bb5

Eb2-F2/Ab2-Bb2 t 123|456-    
123|456-    

E5-F5/
A5-Bb5

E2-F2/A2-Bb2 123|4-67 For English models.  
t 123|45-- For German models.  

E5-F#5/
A5-B5

E2-F#2/A2-B2 t 123|45--    

F5-Gb5/
Bb5-Cb5

F2-G2/Bb2-C2 t 123|-56-    

F5-G5/
Bb5-C6

F2-G2/Bb2-C2 t 123|4-6-    
t 123|4-6-    

F#5-G5/
B5-C6

F#2-G2/B2-C2 t 123|-5--    

F#5-G#5/
B5-C#6

F#2-G#2/B2-C#2 t 12-|45--    

G5-Ab5/
C2-Db6

G2-Ab2/C2-Db2 t 12-|4-6-    

G5-A5/
C6-D6

G2-A2/C2-D2 t 123|----    

G#5-A5/
C#6-D6

G#2-A2/C#2-D2 t 12-|4---    

Ab5-Bb5/
Db6-Eb6

Ab2-Bb2/Db2-Eb2 t 123|4567    

A5-Bb5/
D6-Eb6

A2-Bb2/D2-Eb2 t 12|4567    
t 12-|--67    

A5-B5/
D6-E6

A2-B2/D2-E2 t 12|4567    
t 12-|----    

A#5-B5/
D#6-E6

A#2-B2/D#2-E2 t 12-|456-    

Bb5-C6/
Eb6-F6

Bb2-C3/Eb2-F3 t 12-|456-    

B5-C6/
E6-F6

B2-C3/E2-F3 t 12-|45--    
t 1--|45--    

B5-C#6/
E6-F#6

B2-C#3/E2-F#3 t 12-|45--    
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Special thanks to Nicholas Lander (NL) for providing many of the recorder fingerings found in this site.  Many on this page are from his article, Fingering the Recorder, which can be found in his Recorder Home Page.

 

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