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Re: Flute fingering chart

From: Vaughan McAlley
Subject: Re: Flute fingering chart
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:55:06 +1000

On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 at 22:43, Peter O'Doherty <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for a flute fingering chart which is more akin to the style used by the likes of Robert Dick (see attached). I can't make head nor tail of the default lilypond chart and a professional flutist I'm working with also finds it very idiosyncratic. Is there an alternative?
> Failing that, might a workable option be for me to simply to reference an external image in the ly file? Is it possible to include an external image and control its XY placement on the stave?
> Many thanks,
> Peter
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I’m not really a custom-fingerings sort of composer, but I do play the flute, so I’ll make some observations:

- The RH low B key is missing
- The RH gizmo key could be smaller
- The LH gis key could be larger
- The LH bes key is a convenience key and is almost not necessary, so could be smaller

The Robert Dick fingering chart leaves out LH bes, RH bes and the gizmo key, which it almost gets away with. The bes keys are generally alternatives for cross-fingering bes. The gizmo key is important for playing high C on a flute with a B-foot, so it’s probably necessary.


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