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Dr. Brian Blood

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First Octave :: Second Octave :: Third Octave: F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B :: C

This section gives advice on the following topics:

How To Finger The Note F#
How To Tongue The Note F#

How To Finger The Note F# in the Third Octave

The twenty sixth note we learn, F# in the third octave on the bass recorder, lies above the second leger line above the bass clef. The enharmonic equivalent is G flat which has the identical fingering. Click on the play button in the Sibelius score to hear it. Below that we give the standard fingering for this note, the fingering you would use under normal circumstances.

Legend: = hole covered = hole uncovered = pinched thumbhole

Recorder Thumb 1 2 3 4 5 6b
Bass in F
Contra Bass
  -----left hand------ -----right hand-----



Using the standard nomenclature, the fingering for third octave F sharp, or the enharmonic equivalent G flat, is written X 1 3 4 6a 6b 7a 7b, where X indicates a pinched thumb or vented thumbhole.

How To Tongue The Note F# in the Third Octave

High F# is usually one of the notes missing from the two and a half octave range unless one can close the end of the bell of your recorder. This is not practical on a bass recorder but many basses can produce an acceptable high F sharp with the fingering recommended above or with some other combination of fingers.

If you would like to to see how you can manage play piece no. 26.