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Fingering Chart For Flute

how to read a flute fingering chart

Basically a flute fingering chart is a representation of how to play notes on your flute.

The chart represents the finger placement positions to play the specific note.

The chart has several circles, the black colored filled circle represent that you need to press the specific key to get the mentioned note.

And the hollow circle represent to release the finger on the specific note.

What is flute and who discovered it ?

Flute is a wind musical instrument invented by Theobald Boehm (Modern Flute). But the basic structure of the flute is found a quite a long back BC.

How to place fingers on flute ?

left hand and right hand finger placement in flute

As said above fingering chart is the picture of where you are supposed to place your fingers on the flute to play the different notes. So in order to remember where we place our finger on flute people commonly use the idea of Home Keys.

Home keys means every finger on both of the hands has a definite position on the flute. In short every finger has a specific key that it belongs to.

You should hold the top position (nearest to mouthpiece) of the flute with your left hand followed by your right hand. The left hand thumb finger will be on the flat key (sliver key) which is on the back part of the flute.

One common mistake that newbie faces is that they place their index finger on the tippity-top key. You should never do that. Tippity-Top key is never even displayed on the flute fingering chart. So, with index finger press the first key on top of the flute.

Some Basic Flute Notes And Symbol Representation

example of playing A note on flute

B Flat Note

B flat fingering technique in flute

Middle D

middle D note on flute

F Note

Play F note in flute fingering chart

A Flat G #

A flat G sharp flute note

Flute Fingering Chart

Flute Fingering Chart
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