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Alternate Fingering Chart for Saxophone

Middle Altissimo: Bb6 to C#7

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 all sizes of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass) unless specified otherwise.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

A6
B6

Bb3

T ––3|C–––    
T D–23|123    
T D–23|Bb123   KG
T D–23|Bb123Eb    
T D–23|Bb12–Eb    
T D–23|C–2–Eb   SG
T D–23|––– Good for alto and tenor.   SG
T D––3|C–2–Eb   SG
T D––3|–––   SG
T ––3|–––   SG
T ––3|C––– Good for tenor.  VK
T ––3|C–23   SG
T ––3|12–    
T ––3|C123 For tenor. PH
T ––3|C123Eb For tenor. PH
T ––3|C12–   SG
T ––3|1–– Good for alto. TM
T ––3|C Bb1––   SG
T D–23G#|––– Good for baritone. KB3
T –23|1–– Good for alto. TM
T –23|C–2–   SG
T –23|12–Eb   SG
T –23|f#12–Eb   SG
T f–23|123   SG
T 123Bb|123C   SG
T 123|123C   SG
T 123|123Eb   SG
T D123|C123   PF
T –––|C Bb–––   SG
T D–––|–––   TB
T –––|–––   SG

B6
C7

B3 T D–––|–––    
T D–––|C Bb–––   SG
T Eb D1––|12–   SG
T Eb1––|12–    
T Eb––3|–23   SG
T Eb–23|C Bb–––   SG
T D1––|1––Eb   SG
T D––3|C––– Good for tenor.  VK
T D––3|12–    
T D––3|C123 For tenor. PH
T D––3|C12–   SG
T D––3|–––    
T 1–3|1–3 For alto and tenor. SC2
T Eb D––3|123   SG
T Eb D12–|123    
T Eb D–23|123   SG
T Eb D–23|1–3   SG
T f123|123   SG
T 123|123 Good for alto. TM
T 123B|123C   SG
T 123C#|123C   SG
T D–23|C–––    
T D–23G#|C–––   SG
T Eb–23G#|––– Good for baritone. KB3
T D–23|1––    
T 12–Bb|12–    
T 12–|12–   SG
T Eb D12–|12–   SG

B6
C7

C4 T Eb D–––|–––    
T Eb D–––|–––Eb   SG
T Eb D–––G#|–––   SG
T Eb D–––|C Bb–––   SG
T Eb D–23|C–––    
T Eb D–23|E–––    
T Eb D––3|–––   SM
T Eb D––3|C––– Good for tenor.  VK
T Eb D––3|12–   SG
T Eb D––3|E123   SG
T Eb D1–3|Bb123   SG
T Eb D1–3|Bb123C   SG
T Eb D––3|C123 For tenor. PH
T Eb–23G#|E––– Good for baritone. KB3
T D–––|E–––   SG
T 12–|12–Eb   SG
T 1––|12–    
T 1––|12–Eb   SG
T 1F––|12–Eb   SG
T 1––|1–– Good for alto. TM
T 1–3|1–3    
T 1–3|1–3Eb    
T 1–3|1––    
T 1–3|Bb1––   SG
T 1–3|Bb1–3 Good for alto.  GM
T 1–3|–23    
T f–23|1–– Useful for alto in quick transitions with D7, fingered by the same fingering. JY
T –23|C1––   SG
T –23|123 Good for tenor. BG
T f–––|1––   SG
T f––3|1––    
T f–––|12–   SG
T 123Bb|123C   SG
T 123|123C   SG
T 123|123   SG

C7
D7

C#4 T Eb D–––|E–––    
T Eb–––|–––   SG
T Eb1––|12–    
T 1F––|12–   SG
T Ebf––3|1––   SG
T Ebf––3|Bb1––   SG
T Ebf–––|12–Eb   SG
T f–––|1––    
T f–2–|Bb1––    
T f–2–|––– Good for tenor.   IE
T f–––|1––Eb    
T f–––|E1––    
T f–––|C123 For tenor. PH
T Eb Df––3|E123   SG
T Ebf––3|E123   SG
T Df––3|E123   SG
T 1–3|Bb1–3 Good for alto. TM
T 1–3|Bb1–– Good for alto. TM
T 1–3|Bb1––Eb   SG
T 1–3|E1––   SG
T 1–3|Bb–2–Eb   SG
T 1–3|–––   JW
T 123B|123C   SG
T 123C#|123C   SG
T 123|123Eb   SG
T Eb D–23|C–––    
T Eb D–23|E–––   SG
T Eb DF–3|–––   SM
T Eb DF–3|C––– Good for tenor.  VK
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