Recorder Fingering Charts


Here are basic fingering charts for soprano (or tenor) and alto recorder:

Soprano (Tenor) recorder fingering chart
Alto recorder fingering chart

There are also a number of on-line resources detailing the fingerings used to play the recorder.

  1. Blockis Recorder Fingerings is the best and most complete source for recorder fingerings available including English fingerings, German fingerings, Ganassi fingerings, Renaissance fingerings,Trill fingerings as well fingerings by recorder makers . This includes the fingerings for all sizes of recorders and variations, as well as diatonic scales, chromatic fingerings, multiple alternative fingerings, and trill fingerings, and is available in 16 languages.

  2. Prescott Workshop has a very nice compact set of fingerings in a printable PDF format.
        Fingerings for Baroque Recorders in C

        Fingerings for Baroque Recorders in F    

Fingerings for Baroque Bass Recorders in F
as well as fingerings for Transitional and Renaissance Recorders
     3. Another site that is an excellent resource for recorders, with fingering charts, is available as printable PDFs at:
Dolmetsch On-Line

        English/Baroque Recorder Fingering Chart - for all C & F recorders

        English/Baroque Recorder Trill Fingering Chart - for all C & F recorders

        English/Baroque Fingering Chart for Descant/Soprano in D, Tenor in D, Treble/Alto in G, Treble/Alto in E flat & Bass in G

4.    Special fingerings: one-handed recorder fingering chart (for Dolmetsch adaptive instruments)