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What is the fingering for high F Sharp on Alto, if your horn doesn't have an F Sharp key?

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Batiste said:
What is the fingering for high F Sharp on Alto, if your horn doesn't have an F Sharp key?

Thanks in advance for the help
Finger front F, and add side Bb.
 

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I have one that works well. Why would I need the other 26?
 

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Thanks for the replies guys! I'm still having a little trouble.

Can somebody help me with the following.

(Forgive me for not having the right terminology when referring to keys or position) Feel free to correct me on terms or anything for that matter, I'm just trying to learn.

Let's see if I can make this clear

I'm having trouble reading a fingering chart when it comes to the LH side keys (for lack of a better word) in the upper register.

Lets say I start with high C sharp (open fingering with thumb key), now going up the chromatic scale are the following correct

D - thumb key and the first LH side key that's closest to me

Eb - thumb key and first LH side key that's closest to me along with the middle side key

E - same as Eb, but with the top first side key on the RH (two above the Bb key on the RH)

F - same as E, but with all three LH side keys press down

F# - ??? how do you comfortably get to a F# from there.

Thanks again for all your help...Its hard for me to tell which side key is which looking at dotted fingering charts.
 

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By using the front fingerings.

High E - Front F, C, A LH 1,2,3

High F - Front F, C LH 1,2
 

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If you don't have a front (or alternate) F key you'll just have to find a fingering that works for you and practice it to get more comfortable.
 

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you can use many different fingerings. try em until they work.

i find front f, rh2, and side Bb works very well. especially because it goes well from front E, front F, and to how I finger altissimo G.
 

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If you don't have a front F key, you can just play high A and add the palm F key which is all the front F does anyway. Some confusion about the front F is that for high F# you need to use the first finger (LH) to depress the front F and also the second finger needs to press the A key. The RH can operate the side Bb. I find that for the high G and above it helps to add the low C and Bell Bb keys. G is the front F key alone and the RH first finger F key. In other words high G is like high Bb but the first finger LH jumps up to the front F.
Now if you have a horn that only goes up to Eb, there is a whole list of options. If you have a soprano to high Eb and the Eb palm key also depresses the D palm let me know as I have a fix.
 
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