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I have begun to study the Etudes for alto saxophone & piano by Charles Koechlin with an edition by Jean-Marie Londeix. Londeix has added fingering advice for the sax part, but there is no listing of what the notation means.

Here are some examples:

(over D): C2
(over C): Do (These two are sometimes used simultaneously)
(over C): Tc
(over Eb): C3
(over Bb): Ta
(over Bb): P
(over F#): Tf

It's clear that these are alternate fingerings, but which ones?
 

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roofrabbit said:
I have begun to study the Etudes for alto saxophone & piano by Charles Koechlin with an edition by Jean-Marie Londeix. Londeix has added fingering advice for the sax part, but there is no listing of what the notation means.

Here are some examples:

(over D): C2
(over C): Do (These two are sometimes used simultaneously)
(over C): Tc
(over Eb): C3
(over Bb): Ta
(over Bb): P
(over F#): Tf

It's clear that these are alternate fingerings, but which ones?
According to the fingering chart in Londeix's book:

C2 = Lh Eb key
Tc = side C key
C3 = Rh side high E key
Ta = Side Bb key
P = bis key

Don't know about "Do"...
Tf = F# trill key
 

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Thank you, Merlin. That helps.

For RobD's question, here are some examples.

for two 16ths & an eighth note, slurred, with pitch B, C, D, the Do is written above the C with an arrow pointing right to the D, and written above the D is a C2.

for four sixteenth notes followed by an eighth (3/8 time), with pitches C, D, C , Ab, G, the Do is written above teh first C with an arrow pointing the the third note, the C. Written above the D is C2.


Here's a new one that I previously missed:

Four sixteenths, pitches A#, B, G#, A#. 5 is written above the first A#, P above the second. I'm guessing the first A# is played with the F# finger, and bis with the second.
 

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roofrabbit said:
for two 16ths & an eighth note, slurred, with pitch B, C, D, the Do is written above the C with an arrow pointing right to the D, and written above the D is a C2.
Hold the middle finger on the C, and add the palm Eb to play the D.
 
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