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Quarter Tone Fingering Chart for Saxophone

Second Octave: C5 to F6

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

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Src.

C5
D5

C#+2/Dd2 T 123Bb|123 Good intonation. HB

D5
E5

D+2/Edb2     Submit a fingering for this note.  

D5
E5

D#+2/Ed2 T 123B|12–C Good intonation. HB
T 123|12–C Higher pitch than when low B key is added. HB
T 123|1f#23   HB

E5
F5

E+2/Fd2 T 123|1–3 Good intonation. HB
T 123|1f#2– Slightly lower pitch. HB

F5
G5

F+2/Gdb2 T 123|–23 Good intonation. HB
T 123|12F# Good intonation. Slightly sharper than T 123|–23. HB

F5
G5

F#+2/Gd2 T 123B|–23C Good intonation. HB

G5
A5

G+2/Adb2     Submit a fingering for this note.  

G5
A5

G#+2/Ad2 T 12–|–23Eb   HB

T 12–Bb|123

  HB

A5
B5

A+2/Bdb2 T 123|Bb––– Poor intonation but practical. HB
T 12–B|123Eb   HB
T 123|Bb–2– Slightly lower pitch. HB

A5
B5

A#+2/Bd2 T 1––|Bb1––   HB
T 1––|Bb–2–   HB

B5
C5

B+2/Cd3 T 12––|C––– Good intonation. HB

C6
D6

C+3/Ddb3 T 123|1––C Good intonation. Harmonic fingering. HB
T –2–|C––– Sharper. HB

C6
D6

C#+3/Dd3 T 123|–2–C Good intonation. Harmonic fingering. HB
T D1––|–––   HB

D6
E6

D+3/Edb3 T 123|–––C Harmonic fingering. HB

D6
E6

C#+3/Dd3 T 123G#|–––C Harmonic fingering. Use in ascending movement with similar D6 fingering (without LH G# key). HB

E6
F6

E+3/Fd3     Submit a fingering for this note.  

F6
G6

F+3/Gdb3     Submit a fingering for this note.  

F6
G6

F#+3/Gd3     Submit a fingering for this note or for a higher note.  
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