Thursday, December 27, 2007

Flute Fingering Chart for free

Dear Flutists and Flute Teachers,

I have created some free downloadable flute fingering charts in pdf, also some fingering chart blank pages ( 2 pages for filling in notes and fingerings) and other helpful items for those looking for specialized fingerings for the flute.
Please help yourself.

1. Basic Flute Fingering Chart (free two-page PDF)

2. Fingering chart blank (for writing in new fingerings for trills, tremelos, and alternate flute fingerings)

3. Common misfingerings in Band Flutists (this pdf shows the common mis-fingerings, and also, very importantly, explains the three common fingerings for B-flat)

4. All sorts of useful online flute trill charts and fingering charts for free.

5. An article on flute alternate fingerings (for intermediate/advanced players.)

Happy Holidays and HO HO HO!
Jen Cluff
Comments (36)
Blogger Sheila said...

Marvelous! I thought I was going crazy seeing as the only decent chart (without ads on it for yucky flutes) were un-printable. Thank you so much!

Sheila

Friday, December 28, 2007 12:14:00 PM

 
Anonymous Stengel99 said...

Thanks for your blog. There are a numbers of music education blogs out there, and I particularly enjoy the ones like your that focus on pedagogy. Those like me - music teachers who are not flute specialists - appreciate folks like you who give information we wouldn't necessarily have otherwise.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 7:49:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thankyou for your comment Stengel. Nice to hear from you about Pedagogical usefulness. Thanks. Jen :>)

Sunday, March 02, 2008 9:20:00 AM

 
Blogger agusprita said...

Great for your blog. I'm from Indonesia. Now, i am beginner in flute and i have some question where did i buy flute and with cheap price of course. Where did i start to study a flute. appreciate for your respond. keep on share information about flute. thank you.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:45:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Cheap flutes don't last, and can be frustrating to play.
I would look for a second-hand Yamaha flute for around $200 if you can find one, and make sure it is fully functional. Take it to a private teacher to test, and be sure to get lessons. You'll play much better, much faster on a good instrument with a good teacher.
See articles on this site about buying a used flute, and finding a teacher:
http://www.jennifercluff.com/used.htm

and
http://www.jennifercluff.com/finding.htm

Best of luck,
Jen

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:04:00 AM

 
Anonymous Gary said...

Dear Jennifer,

Thanks you the clear flute fingering charts of a more legible format. But it still leaves with the problem of E & F having the same fingerings in 1st and 2nd octaves! I will need to ask my teacher about this as I would love to play the whole scale. I have heard about over blowing and rolling-in. But I will need help with that.
Admittedly I have acquired some suggested alternatives elsewhere, but I don’t know if they are correct. Maybe my guitar tuner will prove this to be true or false.

Even so, modern the flute is a remarkable development.

I have only just started to learn to play , and wish I'd started years ago.
A mid-life crisis in the positive sense!

Gary
Folkestone, England.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:30:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Dear Gary,
Actually, when I learned the flute at age 11 I was HAPPY that several of the fingerings were just the same in the low and middle octaves, and that overblowing (increasing the air-speed) was all that was needed. "Rolling in" is a slightly wrong instruction, in my opinion. And I have never heard of any other fingerings for F and E in the middle register other than the basic ones. Curious.....Jen :>)

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:23:00 AM

 
Anonymous Terra said...

WOW!!! My mom had a chart for fingering, but i couldn't find it. This fingering chart is awesome! It's legible, and prints, too.

Friday, November 28, 2008 6:48:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Glad it helped, Terra.
Best, Jen :>)

Friday, November 28, 2008 8:29:00 PM

 
Anonymous Chelsy said...

I tried many flute charts and yours was the only correct. Every one would make common mistakes like says this fingering was this note when it was the next note up. good job! :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 3:30:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Dear Chelsey,
Yes, I grew up with a fingering chart (very old, very smudged, very photocopied) that gave the wrong fingering for high Bb; so I know what you mean; it's STILL hard to find a good flute fingering chart that's absolutely correct.
I get the impression that many flute-publishers don't proof-read their charts.
Best, and thanks for the comments.
Jen :>)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:51:00 PM

 
Anonymous Gigageek said...

... An excellent fingering chart, well made, and prints clear and clean. Folks who provide this sort of resource free of charge are the kind of people we need more of ....

Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:48:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks for saying so.
J.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:44:00 AM

 
Anonymous haole hula chick said...

Jennifer, thanks so much for posting this. I'm just starting out with the flute and this fingering chart makes it so much easier on me. thanks again.

-a very grateful beginner

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:17:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thank YOU for writing and saying so Hula. Best, Jen :>)

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:00:00 AM

 
Blogger Travis said...

Thank you so much for doing this! It has been over 10 years since I last played and I'm excited to use your charts to get back into it!

Monday, March 23, 2009 2:36:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks Travis. Happy to be of help! :>)

Monday, March 23, 2009 3:19:00 PM

 
Anonymous Nico said...

This is an excellent resource, I'm so happy to have found this chart and your blog!

I'm reintroducing myself to the flute after a greater than ten year absence from the instrument, and this chart has been a great help.

Big love from the T-dot,

--Nico

Saturday, March 28, 2009 5:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks Nico.
Is T-dot some kind of short-hand?
J.

Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:43:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

AH HA!
T-dot is what I thought it is.
T.O. the big city from whence I came.
Say hello to the Annex for me.
Best,
Jen :>)

Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:45:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love what you have on this site! quick question...Is there an alternate fingering pattern for Russian Easter Overture ...upper register a,f#e,f#,c#f#,e,f#,repeated rapid section? thanks for any help or advice!
Laura

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:27:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

For the pattern you mention, have you already tried overblowing B to get F#3 and A to get E3?

Jen

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:48:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks! I will try that
Laura

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:50:00 AM

 
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Hi I'm a beggining player and our band instructer gave us a fingering chart at the beggining of the year and i lost mine the other day i thought no big deal until today my band instructer told us to bring our fingering charts to class tomarrow your chart is a lifesaver it's a wonderful site

Monday, May 18, 2009 3:45:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Glad you found it in time.
best, J.

Monday, May 18, 2009 4:11:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You very much for posting this Fingering Chart.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:25:00 AM

 
Anonymous Arturo García said...

Thank you, Jennifer for this flute chart.
I've been learning on my own up today, but I'm starting regular lessons with a teacher. This chart will be very helpful.
From Mexico City, Arturo

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:55:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the blank fingering charts. They are such a help!

Kristin

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 2:44:00 PM

 
Anonymous Mehran said...

Just Perfect!
Really loved the whole pages.
You are doing a nice job :)

Best,
Mehran

Saturday, November 07, 2009 12:08:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much I am in my second year of flute, and when I swiched schools, the school that I'm at now is higher then me. This fingering chart should help a lot!!! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 5:57:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting your website, especially the fingering chart and videos. I'm a string player and former clarinet player who "inherited" my daughter's flute am trying to learn it on my own.

Fiddl2

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:51:00 AM

 
Blogger finley said...

you really need a full length scale

Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:45:00 PM

 
Blogger jen said...

Finley wrote: You really need a full length scale.
------------------
Jen writes:

Sorry, did your sentence get cut off? Don't understand exactly what you mean.
J.

Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:28:00 PM

 
Blogger adya said...

I have just retired from full-time woodwind teaching and played/performed with my organist husband in the past. Now I find myself playing with an orchestra and we are performing Sait-Saens Carnaval des Animaux. I am sooooooo happy with your advice and practice tips. Your site is in my favorites! Thanks heaps. Adya

Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:18:00 PM

 
Blogger jen said...

Thanks Adya.
So kind of you to say so.
Onward and upward.
Best,
Jen

Saturday, January 30, 2010 10:54:00 PM

 
Blogger Impunity said...

At last!!! A fingering chart that makes sense & refers to the notes at the same time. I'm new to the flute & being older I find a little difficulty in putting it all together. Thanks again.
John L. Rossland BC

Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:51:00 PM

 

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