Piccolo Trumpet fingering chart?

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  1. sorahauk

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    Post link, pl0x.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Anyone needing a fingering chart for the piccolo shouldn't be playing it yet. The fourth valve is like an in tune 1-3 combination, and most of the time we transpose. That is one of the reasons we learn scales.
     
  3. Phil986

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    VB is right. Because of the 4th valve, the picc has multiple options for alternate fingerings, whose choice depends on many factors in the specific fragment where they'll be used. And since the most commonly used picc setting is in A, there is indeed nothing but transposition so the question is kinda moot. One could come up with dozens of possible fingering charts and the list still wouldn't be exhaustive. I'm guessing that anyone starting on it probably uses normal trumpet fingerings at first.
     
  4. codyb226

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    Hint, on the middle C pretend it is low C, so the D that is on the 4th ledger line is played with 1 and 3 and so forth.
     
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  5. Phil986

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    You mean 1-3 cody, right?
    AFAIK, even that is not really applicable, as picc music is written one octave lower, so the the D 4th line, which we usually play with 1st valve, would actually be written as a D below the 1st line in a piece for picc, would it not, VB?
     
  6. codyb226

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    Right...:bash::sorry:
     

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