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Quarter Tone Fingering Chart for Saxophone

First Octave: A3 to C5

This fingering chart includes fingerings for quarter tones, which are pitches halfway between the usual notes of the chromatic scale. These fingerings are the same on all sizes of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass) unless specified otherwise.  
Accidentals

3/4 tone flat

1/4 tone flat
1/4 tone sharp
3/4 tone sharp

 

Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.
A3
B3
    Impractical.  
B3
C4
    Impractical.  
C4
D4
    Impractical.  

C4
D4

C#+1/Dd1 123Bb|123 Poor intonation. Unstable. HB

D4
E4

D+1/Edb1     Submit a fingering for this note.  

D4
E4

D#+1/Ed1 123B|12–C Could be unstable. HB

E4
F4

E+1/Fd1 123|1–3Eb Good intonation. HB
123|1–3 Slightly lower pitch. HB

F4
G4

F+1/Gdb2 123|12F# Good intonation. HB
123|–23 Poor intonation HB

F4
G4

F#+1/Gd1 123B|–2F#C Good intonation. HB
123|–2F# Good intonation. HB

G4
A4

G+1/Adb1     Submit a fingering for this note.  

G4
A4

G#+1/Ad1 12–B|–23Eb   HB
12–B|–23C   HB

A4
B4

A+1/Bdb1 123|Bb––– Poor intonation but practical. HB

A4
B4

A#+1/Bd1 1––|Bb1––   HB
1––|Bb–2–   HB

B4
C5

B+1/Cd2 12––|C––– Poor intonation. HB

C5
D5

C+2/Ddb2 –2–|C–––   HB
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