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First Octave :: Second Octave :: Third Octave: C :: C#/Db :: D :: Eb/D# :: E :: F :: F#/Gb :: G

This section gives advice on the following topics:

How To Finger The Note F sharp
How To Tongue The Note F sharp

How To Finger The Note F sharp in the Third Octave

The thirty first note we learn, F sharp in the third octave on the descant (soprano) recorder, lies above on the third leger line above the treble clef, and has a sharp sign preceding it. The note G flat is enharmonic to it. Click on the play button in the Sibelius score to hear it. Below that we give the standard fingerings for this note, the fingerings you would try under normal circumstances.

Legend: = hole covered = hole uncovered = pinched thumbhole

Recorder Thumb 1 2 3 4 5 6b
  -----left hand------ -----right hand-----


Using the standard nomenclature, the fingering for third octave F sharp, or for the enharmonic equivalent G flat, is written X 1 2 4 5, where X indicates a pinched thumb or vented thumbhole.

How To Tongue The Note F sharp in the Third Octave

An easy note - just blow hard enough to make it speak clearly.