1-key Baroque Flute fingerings, according to J.J. Quantz

Adapted for use on "regular" baroque flute with only one key for Eb/D#. See Quantz's "On Playing the Flute" for information on his flute with separate Eb/D# keys, and its fingerings. I thought this would be most useful, as most people don't use Quantz's system, though good reproductions are available.

For the time being this page is a bit rough, and assumes that the reader already has some knowledge of flute playing and music. Pictures to come! The plan is to have a page with all the fingerings I know, but I thought Quantz was a good place to start, and I'll probably keep this page as a reference of "pure" (almost) Quantzian fingerings in addition to all the others to come.

Finger numbers 1-6 refer to the finger holes, starting nearest the headjoint, with 1-3 for the left hand, and 4-6 for the right hand. 7 is the Eb/D# key on the footjoint. A number means that the corresponding finger is down on something, whether it is covering a hole of pushing down a key (thus *opening* a hole). A dash means that the finger is off the hole/key. Low D means the first D above middle C, the lowest note of the flute. Middle D means an octave above that, of course.

I've also put up a page of Hotteterre's flute fingerings.

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