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Basic Fingering Chart for Tin Whistle in D and Fifes in Bb and D

Second Octave: D5 to C#6

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by players of tin whistles, penny whistles, flageolets, and fifes. These fingerings are the same on each of these instruments unless specified otherwise.

 

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Note

Written

Fingering

Description

D5 D2-23|123Basic.
D5
E5
Eb5123|12Basic.
E5
F5
E2123|12-Basic.
E5
F5
F2123|1-Basic.
F5
G5
F#2123|1--Basic.
G5 G2123|---Basic.
G5
A5
G#212|---Basic.
A5 A212-|---Basic.
A5
B5
Bb21-|---Basic.
B5
C6
B21--|---Basic.
B5
C6
C2--|---Basic.

C6
D6

C#2---|---Basic.
---|--3Better balance.
–––|123For fife in D.
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Special thanks to Eoin McAuley (EM) for submitting the tin whistle fingering chart (D4-D6).

 

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