Finding fingerings to solve technical problems

The most complete repository of bassoon fingerings is here:

In particular, click on “Fingerings by note name (index).” 

While it’s a little tricky to read, find the note you need from the list above the staff displaying the range that includes your note. Many fingerings suggested by a considerable variety of bassoonists, teachers, and professionals are given. Just try them out to find the fingering that works the best for you. Of course, I wouldn’t follow this procedure for every note, just those that are causing trouble (usually depends on context).

If you would like a good basic fingering chart, try this one:

The fingering chart starts on page 14.


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