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Alternate Fingering Chart for Five-Hole Shakuhachi Flute

Third Octave: Eb6 to C7

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.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

Eb6

Eb312|-2 
1-|12 

E6

E31-|-- 
1-|-2 

F6

F3T 1-|12Bear down heavily or use knee.

F#6

F#3T -|1-  

G6

G3T 2|--  
G#6G#3T -2|--  
A6A3T -2|12 
Bb6Bb312|1-  
B6B31-|1-  
C7C4T 12|-2 

 

Special thanks to Paul Hirsh (PH) for submitting this five-hole shakuhachi flute fingering chart.

 

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