Notes & Their Octaves

Jeff

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Just to be clear about the notes we have learned, I have provided a review. The staff below shows each note and their octave. A unique quality about the saxophone is that many of the fingerings are the same an octave away, and all that is needed to produce the higher note is the octave key.

The addition of the octave key produces the higher note; without the octave key it produces the lower note.

Let’s Review


Octave Fingerings for D

Middle D

Fingering for D

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
  • Right Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers

Octave Fingerings for Eb

Middle Eb

Fingering for Eb:

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
  • Right Hand: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers (4th is the pinky finger)

Octave Fingerings for E

Middle E

Fingering for E

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
  • Right Hand: 1st and 2nd fingers

Octave Fingerings for F

Low F

Fingering for F

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
  • Right Hand: 1st finger

Octave Fingerings for F♯

Middle F#
Fingering for F#

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers
  • Right Hand: 2nd finger only

Octave Fingerings for G

Low G
Fingering for G

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fingers
  • Right Hand: None

Octave Fingerings for G♯

Low G#
Fingering for G#

  • Left Hand: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger (the 4th finger is the pinky)
  • Right Hand: None

Octave Fingerings for A

Low A
Fingering for A

  • Left Hand: 1st and 2nd Fingers
  • Right Hand: None

Octave Fingerings for B♭

Middle Bb
Fingering for Bb

  • Left Hand: 1st and 2nd fingers
  • Right Hand: Side Bb Key

Octave Fingerings for B

Middle B
Fingering for B

  • Left Hand: 1st Finger
  • Right Hand: None

Octave Fingerings for C

Middle C
Fingering for C

  • Left Hand: 2nd finger
  • Right Hand: None

Octave Fingerings for C#
Saxophone Fingering Chart Middle C#

Fingering for Middle C#

  • Left Hand: None
  • Right Hand: None