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This fingering chart is for German system bassoons

These fingerings, and many more, can be found in Cooper and Toplansky's definitive work, Essentials of Bassoon Technique. For additional possibilities, visit the International Double Reed Society fingerings section.

For printable charts, click here.


Click on a note to access the following information: normal fingering(s), intonation tendency, trill fingerings, and additional fingerings for fixing intonation problems and/or for playing soft/loud.


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