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Basic Fingering Chart for Saxophone

Second Octave: D5 to F6

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all saxophonists. 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

D5

D2 T 123|123 Basic.

D5
E5

Eb2 T 123|123Eb Basic.

E5
F5

E2 T 123|12– Basic.

E5
F5

F2 T 123|1–– Basic.

F5
G5

F#2 T 123|–2– Basic.
T 123|1–F# Chromatic, use in combination with F4 or F5.

G5

G2 T 123|––– Basic.

G5
A5

G#2 T 123G#|––– Basic.

A5

A2 T 12–|––– Basic.

A5
B5

Bb2 T 12–|Bb––– Basic.
T 1Bb––|––– For ease of playing in passages without B natural.
T 1––|1–– Use in combination with F4 or F5.
T 1––|–2– Sharp, use in combination with F#4 or F#5.

B5
C6

B2 T 1––|––– Basic.

B5
C6

C3 T –2–|––– Basic.
T 1––|C––– Chromatic, use in combination with B4 or B5.

C6
D6

C#3 T –––|––– Basic.

D6

D3 T D–––|––– Basic.

D6
E6

Eb3 T Eb D–––|––– Basic.

E6
F6

E3 T Eb D–––|E––– Basic.
T f–23|––– Less stable, use in combination with C6 and C#6.

E6
F6

F3 T Eb DF––|E––– Basic.
T f–2–|––– Less stable, use in combination with C6.
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