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Fingerings

In 2020 IDRS 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. In 2024 we will be renewing and expanding the Fingerings project volunteer team.

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 the Oboe Fingerings Coordinator or an editor for the English, German, and/or Viennese oboe, or period instruments, please email us at fingerings@idrs.org.

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Choose an Instrument
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.

Bassoon Fingerings Coordinator:

Leigh Muñoz
Leigh Muñoz, Contrabassoon,
Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Academic Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

Many thanks to the past Fingerings Editors who helped IDRS to set the project up in its initial stages 2020 onwards.

Darrel Hale, Bassoon

Aaron Hill, Oboe/English Horn

Leigh Muñoz, Contrabassoon, 

Amy Pollard, Bassoon

Daryn Zubke, French Bassoon

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.

The Bassoon-Family Fingering Companion – Archive