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NORMAL BAROQUE RECORDER FINGERINGS
(sometimes called "modern" or "English" fingerings)

charts for recorders in F and C

the position of the hands on the recorder

1° - RECORDER IN F (alto or treble, sopranino & bass)

1st OCTAVE FINGERINGS (low notes)

fingerings for the 1st octave - recorder in f"

2nd OCTAVE FINGERINGS

fingerings for the 2nd octave - recorder in f"

3rd OCTAVE FINGERINGS (high notes)

fingerings for the 3rd octave - recorder in f"

● = closed   ○ = open    ø = partially closed
LH = left hand   RH = right hand

Some 3rd octave notes require the bell to be closed (with the knee or a bell key).

Where several fingerings are indicated, the most appropriate for a given instrument should be used.




2° - RECORDER IN C (soprano or descant & tenor)

1st OCTAVE FINGERINGS (low notes)

fingerings for the 1st octave - recorder in c"

2nd OCTAVE FINGERINGS

fingerings for the 2nd octave - recorder in c"

3rd OCTAVE FINGERINGS (high notes)

fingerings for the 3rnd octave - recorder in c"

● = closed   ○ = open    ø = partially closed
LH = left hand   RH = right hand

Some 3rd octave notes require the bell to be closed (with the knee or a bell key).

Where several fingerings are indicated, the most appropriate for a given instrument should be used.


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Historic fingerings:

Charts for Virdung,  Ganassi,    Jambe de Fer,   Mersenne,  van Eyck,   Bismantova,  Hotteterre   fingerings ,  Stanesby.


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