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Fingerings

IDRS has enlisted the help of five editors to create a database of over 500 standard fingerings, trill fingerings, and fingerings for difficult musical passages for all levels of double reed players.

As a growing resource, we invite our community to help us include period instruments and as many international systems as possible. If you are interested in becoming an editor for the English, German, and/or Viennese oboe, or period instruments, please email us at fingerings@idrs.org.

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Contrabassoon Fingerings

Contrabassoon Fingerings

German Bassoon Fingerings

German Bassoon Fingerings

French Bassoon Fingerings

French Bassoon Fingerings

English Horn Fingerings

English Horn Fingerings

Oboe Fingerings

Oboe Fingerings

Standard/Multiple Fingerings

All standard fingerings are listed first. They are also marked with a circle icon. Fingerings that have several suggestions (you’ll see more options when you click through), are marked with a circle + icon.

Find Your Note

Use the interactive staff to choose which note you want to view fingerings for. Don’t see the note you are looking for? Look for the “range” option from the side menu to explore the full range of every instrument.

Sort by Categories

Use the side bar on the right-hand side to check categories on or off and display results on the page.

Meet the Editors
Dr. Aaron Hill, Oboe/English Horn Editor
Assistant Professor (University of Nevada, Reno) | Principal Oboe (Wintergreen Music)
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Darrel Hale, Bassoon
Associate Professor of Bassoon, LSU School of Music
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Amy Pollard, Bassoon
Professor of Bassoon, University of Georgia | Principal Bassoon, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
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Leigh Muñoz, Contrabassoon
Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Academic Studies, Middle Tennessee State University
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Dr. Daryn Zubke, French Bassoon
Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of Memphis
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A big thank you to Bret Pimentel for the use of his fingering diagram builder at bretpimentel.com. Thank you to subcontrabassoon.com for the contrabassoon fingering diagram builder.

Submit a Fingering to Our Editors

Have a fingering suggestion for our database? Use our online form to submit your fingering to our editors.

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