Fingering tables.

In the following you find fingering tables for the Beukers and some advice for my other flutes. Different fingerings are often possible. A survey of historical fingerings from tutorials etcetera can be found in:

The Baroque fingering book. by Margaret Neuhaus, Second printing Flute studio Press 846 Wellner road, Naperville, Il.60540, USA. This book can be readily found in many libraries. I received a mail from Ardal Powell that this book is no longer available from the above address but should be obtained from him. 

Some information can also be found at Lars his page

The Haka fingering according to Kate Clark can be found on the Haka page.

Beukers fingering remarks.

Let me list some notes that have different fingering possibilities that may be considered for the Beukers flutes, to be chosen according to the embouchure, the harmonics involved and finally the taste of player.

c♯/2 (on most flutes can be played in different ways) may be played with closed holes: 4,5 or 4,5,7 (key open) or 7(key open) or none.

c♯/3 either use  4,5,6 or 4,5  for the same reason as in the first octave.

g♯/3 should be played with all holes open on the Beukers and is exactly equal tempered that way.

b♭/1 may also be played with 1,3,4,5,6, this gives a lower tone, it is also used as a♯ but is practically equal temperament so can be easily lower for a♯and made higher for b♭.

b♭/2 may also be played with 1,2,4,6 to lower the note but this is a slightly less open.

note: for the 408 joint of the Beukers the cork may stay the same as for the 415 or at most be pushed in 1.5 mm! This is different from many other traverso. If the cork is pushed in differently the 408 will not work.

Tassi fingering remarks.

For the Tassi 392,400 flutes the usual a♯/2 and b♭/2 fingering should be interchanged (original is the same, as many originals). Also the e♭/2 needs the first hole closed.

Kirst 415 fingering remarks.

For the Kirst the only special fingerings are for g/3: 1,3,4,6 or 1,3,4,6,7 (key open) and for the g♯/3: 3,6,7 (key open).

For the Kirst also f#3 is best with 1,4 7 (key open) otherwise quantz fingering, 124 key closed, is far too low.

Rippert fingering remarks.

For the Rippert we need some special fingering in the third octave.
g3 with 1,3,4,6, key open and a3 with an extra finger, 2,3,4,5,6 works very well .

General.

There is a rather unknown half hole fingering for f3 that sometimes comes in handy: 1, 2 half ( not very sensitive), 5, key open. So cover first and fifth hole, cover second half and keep the key open.

 

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