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Quarter Tone Fingering Chart for Saxophone

First Octave: A 3 to C 5

Accidentals
This fingering chart includes fingerings for quarter tones,
which are pitches halfway between the usual notes of the 3/4 tone flat
chromatic scale. These fingerings are the same on all sizes of 1/4 tone flat
saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass) unless 1/4 tone sharp
specified otherwise.
3/4 tone sharp

Note Written Fingering Description Src.

A 3
Impractical.
B 3

B3
Impractical.
C4

C4
Impractical.
D 4

C 4
123Bb|123 Poor intonation. Unstable. HB
D 4

D4
Submit a fingering for this note.
E 4

D 4
123B|12–C Could be unstable. HB
E4

123|1–3Eb Good intonation. HB
E4
F4
123|1–3 Slightly lower pitch. HB

123|12F#– Good intonation. HB
F4
G 4
123|–23 Poor intonation HB

F 4 123B|–2F#–C Good intonation. HB

HB G4 Submit a fingering for this note. HB B 4 1––|Bb1–– HB A 4 B 4 1––|Bb–2– HB B4 12––|C––– Poor intonation.G 4 123|–2F#– Good intonation. HB C5 C5 –2–|C––– HB D 5 . A 4 12–B|–23Eb HB G 4 A 4 12–B|–23C HB A4 123|Bb––– Poor intonation but practical.

Note Written Fingering Description Src. HB E5 T 123|1f#23 HB T 123|1–3 Good intonation. HB T 123|–23 Good intonation. F 5 T 123B|–23C Good intonation. HB E5 F5 T 123|1f#2– Slightly lower pitch. Slightly sharper than T T 123|12F#– HB 123|–23. E 5 T 123B|12–C Good intonation. HB G5 G5 Submit a fingering for this note. HB F5 G 5 Good intonation. HB A5 T 12–B|123Eb HB B 5 T 123|Bb–2– Slightly lower pitch. A 5 T 12–|–23Eb HB G 5 A 5 T 12–Bb|123 HB T 123|Bb––– Poor intonation but practical. HB D 5 T 123|12–C Higher pitch than when low B key is added. HB D 5 D5 Submit a fingering for this note. HB T 1––|Bb1–– HB A 5 B 5 T 1––|Bb–2– HB . C 5 T 123Bb|123 Good intonation.

E6 Submit a fingering for this note. Harmonic fingering. HB C5 T 123|1––C Good intonation. HB T 123|–2–C Good intonation. HB C6 D 6 T –2–|C––– Sharper. Use in ascending D 6 G# T 123 |–––C movement with similar D 6 fingering HB E6 (without LH G# key). HB C 6 D 6 T D1––|––– HB D6 T 123|–––C Harmonic fingering. G6 . Harmonic fingering.B5 T 12––|C––– Good intonation. F6 F6 Submit a fingering for this note. HB E 6 Harmonic fingering. G 6 F 6 Submit a fingering for this note or for a higher note.