PHILIPPE BOLTON

HANDMADE RECORDERS AND FLAGEOLETS

22 Le Grand Portail,
F-84570 VILLES-SUR-AUZON, France
04 90 61 86 11



GERMAN RECORDER FINGERINGS

(sometimes called "modern" fingerings)

charts for recorders in F and C

  la position des mains sur la flûte à bec

This system is not recommended nowadays and is not normally taught in music schools.
Click here for more information on German fingerings.

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 (top)

fingerings for the 3rd octave - recorder in f

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

Recorders with German fingerings are often made without double holes.

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

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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 (top)

fingerings for the 3rd octave - recorder in c

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

Recorders with German fingerings are often made without double holes.

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



an alto recorder signed by Peter Harlan with German fingering
an alto (treble) recorder by Peter Harlan (1898 - 1966) with German fingering