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 Oboe Harmonics
Author: Bucky Badger 
Date:   2003-05-14 14:26

Harmonic Fingerings for the Oboe
Fingerings Sounds
Low Bb and first octave key gives F- a 12th higher
Low B and first octave key gives F#- a 12th higher
Low C and first octave key gives G- a 12th higher
*Low C and raising the second left finger gives C -octave higher
*Low C# and 2nd octave key gives G#-a 12th higher
*1st octave C# and raising the right second finger gives C#-2nd octave
*Low D and 2nd octave key gives A-a 12th higher
*Low Eb and 2nd octave key gives Eb-3rd octave
*1st octave Eb and raising first right finger gives Eb-3rd octave
*Low E and second octave key gives B- a 12th higher
Low F and second octave key (seldom used)gives C-12th higher
Low F# and sliding first left finger off half hole (sharp)--used for trilling C#-D harmonic gives C#-12th higher
Low G and sliding first left finger off half hole (sharp)--used for trilling D-E harmonic gives D-12th higher
*Low G# and sliding first left finger off half hole (sharp)--used for trilling D-Eb with low C key added gives D#-12th higher
*Low A and first octave key and sliding first left finger off half hole. Recommended fingering for E-12th higher

These Harmonic fingerings are often used for soft effects or technical passages, some require more or less lip pressure and practice for adjusting the intonation--those with asterisk are often used.

Chart compiled by Marcel J. Dandois formerly first oboe player with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and on the Faculty at the College Conservatory of Music of Cincinnati.

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